My neighbor teaches middle school - 6th and 7th grade. She invited my daughter, 8 years old, to come in and talk to her class about life with Diabetes. My daughter gave a great speech about what Diabetes is, and an overview of what she has to do every day. Her speech included a lot of information about how my daughter (Amber) feels when she is low. When she was done, a student in the class asked "How do you feel when your sugar is above the normal range?". Amber replied simply "When I am high, I get really thirsty." The kids in class were dead silent. Then I added in "When her blood sugar is high, she gets thirsty."
The kids in class were in middle school, and while my daughter has no idea what the general defininition of "being high" is, these kids did! They thought Amber was admitting to using drugs!