Diabetes is a physical condition, I am just a little
familiar with. Some people are predisposed to that as to any other physical
condition which might develop or not - & not easily predictable who
or when. Like epilepsy or asthma, schizophrenia, glaucoma (a condition I have),
arthritis (I also have), Parkinson's disease, & many more. Are we to feel
ashamed of anyone & everyone who has developed any of these conditions?
I’ve known people with the conditions I’ve mentioned.
They disclosed to me & taught me about their experiences, & let me know
how I might help, in times of need.
That's why, I would strongly suggest telling your boss,
even if you have to write a letter/email, explaining you have this condition.
If he/she has questions, you could answer them or provide information about
where to find out more.
I’m certain your boss would appreciate your honesty,
better late than never.
If you continue dodging the issue of how you feel about
having diabetes, & I suppose, you think others will feel the same, then
those feelings will follow you wherever you go. & will be there when your
blood sugar levels drop, & you happen to be where someone might notice you
It was good of you to think of your colleague & get
yourself into work. I'm sure that was not easy. I think, though, if you'd
chucked a sickie, you would’ve beat up on yourself for that.
Yes, it is difficult to face up & think about these
things, & not run away, feeling like you've dodged a bullet every time -
that's exhausting, it's a never-ending cycle. I think you'll have a quicker way
through it if you seek some help, & face & deal with these feelings.
They are disrupting your life, causing you so much unhappiness, & you don't
deserve to have to live like this.
You have told us. What is our respond?
& our bodies are not perfect machines. None of us has
one of those yet.
Bodies will develop problems, just because, well, nature.
At the genetic & cellular level, our
bodies try to repair & renew, but not perfectly, so eventually things break
down to a greater or lesser degree. We cannot stop that. So, the way your body
is, is human.
Ease up on yourself. The mistake is not going to be a
life sentence. You weren't sacked on the spot, right? So, give yourself a
little slack, too.