In the Closet

I was diagnosed with DM2 about 2 years ago. I have been struggling with it ever since. No one at work knows I am diabetic, none of my family knows and only a couple of my closest friends know.
If it were possible I think I would have not told anyone. Why? Why don't I want anyone to know? I don't want the disease to eclipse me. I don't want every bite of food scrutinized, I don't want people asking me how my BGs are, I don't want to be viewed as sick, as weak.