Very interesting that Judith Martin has a son with type 1, and that he actually wrote the response about "blood draws in public" that generated so much anger. So clearly the Miss Manners family knows exactly what is involved in living with type 1 diabetes. I'm reminded of an excellent book I read some years ago called It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy (http://www.amazon.com/Its-Your-Ship-Management-Techniques/dp/145552302X). The author, Captain D. Michael Abrashoff, makes one very important point: leaders are absolutely responsible for how their message is received. In the case of the Miss Manners piece about type 1 diabetes, their message was not received as they intended.