Like "Let me assure you that it's not just young people who lack understanding of diabetes ... there are plenty of adults that do and say some pretty darn stupid and insensitive things. You can't change other people but it sounds like you're better off staying away from them for reasons other than diabetes. I would prefer to hang out with people who accept me as I am and take the time and interest in me as a person. Those you are talking about are not worth your energy. Yes, it hurts to be an outcast but it's much worse to hang out with morons. Keep your head up. You can go a lot further in life when you don't have stupid people holding you back. "