I belong to several vegan/vegetarian groups (outside of here) and I just admitted (online) that I am diabetic because the issue came up. Geez, I was going back and forth thinking maybe I shouldn't say it - but I got all emotional about it and when I do I tend to get very opininated and pushy (bad thing I need to overcome) and said "F- it", I don't care anymore. But now I feel weird about it (nervous) and I think I will keep my trap shut from now on so I don't draw any attention to myself. (I hate that).
Now, I will interested in seeing if anyone remembers or treats me differently because of it(which is the last thing I want). I am probably overacting and they won't but I have been priding myself on keeping it a secret - at least, for those groups. I am sure someone might mention it to my face some day later on. For some reason, it doesn't bother me anymore if others know (outside of that group). I think maybe because it is important to me that I "fit in" in that group because I always felt like an outside before being vegan and being a diabetic makes me not fit in more because my diet is even more different. I don't like that. There are so many places I don't fit in - pretty soon there will be no more places left! I feel like i am in AA or something ...although I know I shouldn't feel like that. Or I guess it is D.A. for us (Diabetic Anonymous). I have come to terms with the fact that I know there going to be people who end up avoiding me or treating me differently because they find out I have this and I will probably end up with less friends in the process (good riddance, get rid of the phonies right off, eh?). Oh well, not the first time this has happened to me, certainly not the last - At least, I will be able to distinguish the true good friends from the bad ones that should be outta my life anyhow. Right?
I can't believe it will be almost a year -end of Feb. Wow. Not sure how I feel about that.
I am still having candy canes this holiday season - diabetes or not. All us misfits get candy canes. :)