I know they mean well. I really do. But sometimes friends and family all too easily put a foot in their respective mouths when they offer advice about diabetes to those of us who live with it day by day.
In order to help avoid these gaffes, diabetes etiquette could go a long, long way. For a parent or a PWD (person with diabetes) its important to arm yourself with patience and the willingness to educate and correct misconceptions about the disease.
Zach shared a nifty link to an etiquette cheat sheet that may help out.
Don't forget that good manners is a two way road. Take a deep breath. Concentrate. Pray for patience.
It's good etiquette, and you could make Emily Post proud.