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Telling who and when?

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:30am 6 Comments

Telling Who and When?

Just a note to start, I am doing fine and I will write a blog about my surgery and other adventurers later in the week.

So yesterday there is a blog running that I wrote before my surgery, about my not telling the school nurse I was diabetic. It is both a bit funny and ironic. If you missed it on this site, fell free to check out Tamra’s blog site at:

www.tamragarcia.blogspot.com

I encourage you to go to her site, because it is a great read and not just my blog, but Tamra is doing some great writing and her stories are worth reading. I hope you check them out.

So the issue at hand is who and when to tell? I admit my mistake (not telling) on Tamara’s site and I suppose my attitude is pretty much the same for many Diabetics. Not telling about our diagnosis is akin to a modern Horatio Alger story. We Americans (actually I think most diabetics love these stories) and the narrative it carries. Basically we love the rags to riches, self-invention, I will do this on my own stories. Many of us (including me) rely on these fictional stories for our understanding of the world. Later this story was echoed in the Great Gatsby story of self-invention and reinvention. It is a common theme and has long history of publication in America but it does have some international appeal.

This theme of self-reliance above community has been adopted by many diabetics (men in particular, but also diabetic women) this is not however a gender based argument. It has been my experience that many of us tend to construct walls and barriers around our diabetes as a first response to the disease.…

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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nothing really
Date diagnosed
June 21, 1974
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6.2 (Yeah that is better, go Rick)
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Shots, Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
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medtronic
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