Living Well with Diabetes: Meagan Esler's Tour of Acceptance
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Hiding My Diabetes
I never thought I'd celebrate diabetes. I hid my type 1 diabetes from coworkers, friends, and even relatives for 16 years. My denial spanned extreme measures: racing to the bathroom when I needed a shot, hiding in the foyer while checking my blood sugar, eating in private so I wouldn't have to explain my snacks. I treated diabetes like a dirty little secret, as if others would label me weak if they stumbled on such classified information.