Ask Tony and Diane Series: Revealing Your Diabetes

Posted by tony on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 14:24 in

In a series of 12 episodes, diabetes community leaders and newlyweds Tony and Diane Cervati are addressing various topics focusing on relationship and family dynamics with diabetes. Tony, founder of the Type1Rider organization, has been living with diabetes for 37 years. Diane, founder of the Blue Heel Society, met Tony shortly after her son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2010.

In the fifth episode, Tony and Diane discuss the decision of when to reveal your diabetes in different situations. Diane, coming from the perspective of a mother of a child with type 1 diabetes, is concerned with making sure those around her son are aware and prepared to help if a diabetes emergency ever comes up, while still allowing him to have the privacy he desires. As a person with diabetes, Tony talks about the impact social media has had on sharing and connecting with others with type 1 diabetes.

Do you have an interesting story or opinion on revealing diabetes?

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