Recently I had this conversation with many at the the diabetes social media summit.
The math is easy: in the US, there are 25 million people with diabetes, worldwide the number exceeds 250 million. Yet, combining all participants in the summit, we estimated we are reaching out to a total of MAYBE one million folks touched by diabetes. So, there’s a bunch of folks that are still sitting inside the “diabetes closet.”
Those of us who are out there, in the open, about our life with diabetes… my question to you all is, how do we help others to come out of the diabetes closet?
As Kelly Kunik was telling me, this is something that needs to be done by each person in their own terms, but what would be your advice as to how to overcome the fears or concerns associated with sharing the fact that you have diabetes with others.