I want to thank the many people who responded to last week's posting** on talking publicly about being diabetic (lots of emails). It is heartening to know that most of you are quite open about your diabetes, at least in your personal lives. (Although I need to keep my eyes peeled in public restrooms —- our No.1 refuge, it seems.)
A number of people were skeptical about "talking" at work, and suggested a "need-to-know" policy to avoid any branding. A few people said it was important to tell your boss, for sure, but not until you're through interviewing and well established in the job (!)
I even got some sympathy for my "not wanting to DEAL with it" issue: one apparently well-adjusted fellow Type 1 writes: "I completely understand what you mean ... so many people know so little about diabetes, and what they do 'know' is about their 77 year old aunt with Type 2." Precisely!
American Diabetes Association Names New CEO
Non-profit leader Kevin L. Hagan named as new chief exec of national diabetes org after six-month search.
FDA Approves New Basal Insulin
Sanofi's Troujeo has 'flatter profile' of action that helps to avoid lows.
Daytona Win for Racecar Driver with Diabetes!
Type 1 driver Ryan Reed wins first NASCAR series race at Daytona on Feb. 21.
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A quick note of reaction to the new dLife TV show: most of us seem to agree it was boring, and clearly "a drug company/equipment sales pitch from start to finish," as The Diabetes Blog reader Lance Lavery points out. Disappointed!
(**Publisher's Note: My March 13 posting "Out of the Closet, or NOT" has also been reprinted with permission on the DiabetesMonitor.com.)