How soon do you tell new friends about having diabetes?
For parents, about kids
Right away 38% 239 We wait a bit 15% 93 We try not to let people know 1% 6 Other 2% 15
For teens and adults
Right away 19% 119 I wait a bit 15% 94 I try not to let people know 6% 41 Other 1% 12
How soon do you tell new friends about having diabetes?Poll dates: December 3 - 10, 2000
Total Votes: 619
When to tell others about having diabetes is a very personal decision. Our poll suggests that most parents (68%) tell others about their childrens' diabetes right away, while less than half of teens and adults with diabetes do (45%).
Parents often need to tell other adults about their children's diabetes. For example, teachers and day care providers need to know about a child's diabetes in order to provide proper care for the child while away from home. Teens and adults who are capable of self-management, on the other hand, may not need to tell others right away.[Return to the current poll]
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 15:36:44
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