So, on every diabetes website I've visited there seems to be a long list of people posting the things ignorant non-diabetics say to them about their diabetes. Whether they're confusing insulin and low blood sugar, asking how they got the disease or if they'll die if they eat sugar, the questions are all amusing, true.
But...do we deserve to call these people ignorant?
There are a hundred diseases I don't know ANYTHING about...why should everyone understand diabetes perfectly just because we have it?
The act of simply asking a question doesn't make a person stupid -- we all ask questions and we all DON'T KNOW a lot of things about a lot things! In fact, I appreciate it when someone asks me about my diabetes because the act of asking a question implies they want to learn! They're curious, they're taking an interest in you and your life, and it's your job as the person who knows so much about the disease to educate people around you.
I didn't know anything about diabetes before I was diagnosed with it, why should anyone else?