Monday, May 11, 2015

DBW- Keep It to Yourself

This is my post for Day 2 of DBlog Week.  Interested in more?  Check it out here.

Many of us share lots of aspects of our diabetes lives online for the world to see.  What are some of the aspects of diabetes that you choose to keep private from the internet?  Or from your family and friends?  Why is it important to keep it to yourself?  (This is not an attempt to get you out of your comfort zone.  There is no need to elaborate or tell personal stories related to these aspects.  Simply let us know what kinds of stories we will never hear you tell, and why you won't tell them.) (Thank you Scott E of Rolling in the D for this topic.)

There aren't a lot of things D related that I keep off limits in the online world.  The semi-anonymity makes it easy to talk about the things that I may feel uncomfortable talking about IRL.  Short of lows interfering with "personal time" with the pretty lady in my life (which I have come close to writing about) and purposely taking larger doses of insulin than I know I need, it's all pretty much out there.  But in my everyday life with diabetes there is a lot that I don't talk about.  I'm happy to explain to people that I meet what diabetes is, and how it doesn't have anything to do with eating too much sugar or being lazy.  I will gladly tell someone what daily life entails.  But when it comes to the details of my diabetes I'm a little more tight lipped.  Partly because I don't really know how to explain so many parts of it and partly because I don't want it to be another thing that sets me apart from everyone else.  I'm very introverted and prefer to stay blended in the crowd and sometimes that's more important to me than making my diabetes known.

Check out all the other "Keep It To Yourself" posts right here!


  1. I don't think that any of us want to introduce diabetes into every part of our real life world. Frankly I don't think that many people are interested anyway and like you, I don't want the attention.

  2. Yes, I can definitely relate. I don't really talk about my diabetes at all except with my blog and my blog has been a perfect outlet to get my feelings/vent/celebrate, etc :)