My 10-year old son has been a type 1 diabeteic for almost 2 years. He is very private about it. He will only test in front of his family and 2 closest friends. He is quite mature on most accounts, but gets all "wigged out" when it comes to handling his diabetes in front of other people. As far as I'm concerned, the more of his friends that know, the better...you never know when one of them might need to help him. I don't want to torture him, and have therefore never spoken to his class, but I wish I had done so when he was first diagnosed. It seems to me that it makes it worse to hide it (kids always ask the nurse why he is there so often, etc.). I don't think it would be a big deal once everyone knows. Any advice on getting your child to open up to classmates? I'd be particularly interested in responses from other children and teens. Thanks!