Many of us share lots of aspects of our diabetes lives online for the world to see. What are some of the aspects of diabetes that you choose to keep private from the internet? Or from your family and friends? Why is it important to keep it to yourself? (This is not an attempt to get you out of your comfort zone. There is no need to elaborate or tell personal stories related to these aspects. Simply let us know what kinds of stories we will never hear you tell, and why you won't tell them.) (Thank you Scott E of Rolling in the D for this topic.)
I'm not very secretive on my blog. I pretty much tell it like it is. I believe strongly in honest discourse to make changes so that is how I approach my writing. What I do keep private is the full extant of the impact this disease has had on us and how much some things have hurt. I draw the line at intentionally hurting or embarrassing people in our lives with what I write. I try to stick to my own internal feelings as a caregiver of my Type 1 children and my Type 2 hubby. Sometimes that is more difficult than other times.
I don't talk much about how the emotions that go with high and low blood sugars effect me. I don't have the disease and I know it isn't my husband or children's fault that their lashing out during those times hurts me. I try to build a thicker skin. I try to look at all of this through their lens. It's not easy being the caregiver. So with my blog I try to paint their picture and through that painting it helps me to understand maybe just a little more what they go through. I'll never know fully because I don't walk in their shoes, but I walk beside them and diabetes won't change that.