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Are the people around you prepared to handle a diabetes emergency?
Yes, everyone around me knows what to do.
 
Yes, my family knows, but my co-workers and other people I spend time with outside the home don't.
 
Yes, my co-workers and other people I spend time with know what to do, but my family doesn't.
 
No, no one around me knows what to do.
 

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by Brenda Bell
There are two reasons it took me as long as it did to "come out" publicly with diabetes (and hypertension). One was denial: in my mind, I was too young to have type 2 diabetes — a condition I only knew in people over the age of 55 — and the other was fear of public shaming. Turn back the clock several years before my own diagnosis. Our workplace was a bit more stratified, with two editors above me. The elder of the two was somewhat overweight and, like many...
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