20 Years ago my high school guidance counselor asked me if I ever used my diabetes as an excuse to get out of class. I was absolutely shocked by the question, as it had never even occurred to me to do that. When I told her so she said "why the heck not?! It's got to be good for something!!" I loved her for that. And I agree: it's got to be good for something.
One thing it's NOT good for is getting out of a traffic ticket. I've been told that if one (with diabetes) is not well enough to drive safely then one's license can be revoked. Don't know if it's true, but it seems like a bad idea to tell a traffic cop that I broke a law and potentially endangered others because I'm not currently capable of driving safely... so please let me drive away now.
I would say no. I have neuropathy, and use a cane and handicap parking. I do not want anyone opening a door or helping me at the grocery store. I do quite well thank you, but I appreciate the gesture. I might be a little slow, but I still drive to the mall and cut my own lawn. It just takes a little longer. My biggest issue is the stairwell. that's like mountain climbing. I'm not an old guy and still exercise by walking almost every day. I check my blood sugar anywhere I like and don't care if people see me do it. And that string on my cellphone is not a phone. I don't have a cellphone. It's my communicator to the mothership -MiniMed.Oh, by the way those little white circles on my chest at the beach are tanlines, just round ones. Humor is contageous. Spread it around Scott G'day!