Keep it to Yourself – #DBlogWeek Day 2
Diabetes Blog Week, Day 2 – Topic: Keep it to Yourself : 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.)
You know, for the most part, I tend to be an open book about my life with type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure. I share a lot of my experiences, good and bad, because I firmly believe that people need to see the reality of these diseases, from every possible angle. But, there are some things that I tend to avoid talking about here on the blog and else where.
1. Family stuff. Why? Because I have to live with these people.
2. Work. Why? To avoid potential conflicts.
3. Doctor names. Why? They have to protect my information, so I try to do the same for them.
4. Research/Science/Big D News. Why? There are better resources for finding such content. diaTribe and DiabetesMine for examples.
5. Diabetes and Sex. Why? What happens in the bedroom, stays in the bedroom.
Good list Mike!
Pretty good rules to live by and I think my sharing rules are quite similar.
Agreed with all of these! Although sometimes I wonder about the not disclosing doctor informations. I mean, they aren’t protected by HIPPA… Sometimes I think it would be good to write about the good doctors so that people can find them easier!
Good list, Mike!