That’s a great list. We should print them on cards & hand them out to people who breach the boundaries. It’s bad manners to do any of these things in any context, diabetes related or not.
Like most of us, I’ve heard the usual. It could be worse at least you still have your feet (gee, thanks), people telling me what I should or shouldn’t eat (thanks, again), unsolicited suggestions on cures (cinnamon, vinegar, you name it. I’ll alert the media that a cure has been uncovered). Being asked what I did to bring it on (being subjected to insensitive know-it-alls raised my BG, so please go away). The horror stories of their aunt who lost her legs & their neighbor who went blind. Comments that they could never take injections accompanied by a shudder (yes, you could if it meant you’d die without it). A stranger who saw me testing & shrieked, “that’s disgusting.” I was too stunned to come back with a snappy retort. Statements that I don’t look like a diabetic (didn’t know we had a particular look). One of my favorites–can you do everything that normal people do? Gee, I dunno. What do normal people do?