Had a very bizarre, unfortunate experience the other day.
I work as a "specialist" at a large summer camp in my region. In the course of the day, we work with 500+ kids (3yo to 8th grade), in small groups.
I was done with my morning groups and went to the gigantic lunch tent for the first lunch wave. The specialists, sit at tables at the edge of the tent, and let the counselors get their groups fed at their tables.
I got my food, did some mental math sat with my specialist "peers", a small group of 5 adults and shot what I needed, through my camp tee shirt under the table. The discussions were the usual unimportant stuff; home life, outside work, movies. I asked some questions, listened and went back to my area, to prepare for my next wave of kids.
Later that afternoon my unit supervisor came to my pavilion. We had worked together before, at different locations many times. Quietly approaching, he asked if I had a minute because he had a "request" from a senior camp administrator, an unnamed superior to both of us.
She "requested" I NOT shoot (use) insulin in the lunch tent anymore.
One of my "professional" peers... supposedly was bothered/offended by my injection. Not visible to the children in any way. I had quietly dialed the dose, removed the pen/needle covers and shot through my camp tee shirt underneath the picnic table top. I did it in seconds, The conversations around me never stopped, or paused.
With visible disgust, I attempted to learn the source of the complaint. Politely he refused to name the administrator(s). He apologized repeatedly for needing to make the request. He was literally the messenger. I told him I guess they were very lucky I did not have Asthma, and it was "only diabetes" instead.
Diabetes is ok to have but, only as long as its treatment is "not in front of me", N.I.F.O.M. ???
So my diabetic peers, elders, friends is this discrimination? What clever ways would you approach it?