I didn't ask for this disease - I'm guessing no one here did either! When I was diagnosed with D I didn't sign on to teach people about diabetes. I got a lot of judgment ("don't put sugar in your tea!") and weird pity from people I worked with. So I went "undercover" and I'm just now starting to tell people that I know.
But I think that's my right. I don't want to be a poster child, I don't want to have to explain what diabetes is, what is the difference between Types 1 and 2, why it's okay for me to eat a piece of bread, etc. Even my in-laws wanted to talk and talk and talk and talk about diabetes until I had to ask them to please not ask me about it! I have a lot of hobbies and interests, so let's talk about something interesting, let's not talk about how cinnamon can "cure" diabetes, ok?
It's great if you are interested in educating the general public about D, but please don't expect me to. Please don't expect me to be excited about the prospect of people seeing my ID bracelet and asking me what's "wrong" with me. Don't expect me to wear an ID bracelet to a job interview. Even the most compassionate people are going to have reservations about hiring the person with "health problems" when choosing between two equally qualified people.
This is just me venting.