Pump girl, people really do not look at you as much as you think. Get those self-judgement imps out of your own mindset. YOU know what you are doing and it really does not matter what others think you "should" or "should not" be eating because you have diabetes...
I have learned that most people really know very little about diabetes. Many of them are frightened about the possibility that anyone could get it, including themselves.. They may say things out of a concern that is not based on facts. Use their mistaken words as a teachable moment rather than a judgment of you. Many people do want to know about diabetes and its management, either for themselves or for their loved ones.
If they are the type of people who can neither be led to waters of diabetes truths nor be made to drink, then kindly smile at them and thank them profusely them for being "So knowledgeable about diabetes. You know even more than I do and I live with this every day! How amazing!"
Say it repeatedly, the exact same words, whenever they mention their opinionated comments. They will either go away or on to another topic. I know. I have done this before and it works. Do forgive my "sweet sarcasm", but it works, and such individuals avoid conversations like that with me in the future.( Or either they avoid me, which is not a problem either, lol)
Type 1 46 years