My son was diagnosed last week and is only four so I am very new to the topic. He takes all of the pokes and "mesquito bites" very well and is quite stoic. He gets tested before each meal and then gets an injection afterwards. So far I have done both a few times at a sandwich shop or McDonalds and I didnt think much of it, as I waited tables for many years, and would often see people with diabetes give themselves injections with their meals. I suppose I assumed that people understood the importance. However, a few nights back I was out with my son with my boyfriend and my boyfriend became very upset and said that it should be done in the car, not in a public place. He mentioned it was like personal hygiene and I should consider the impact it may have upon others and give him his injection in private. I was more than a little offended, to be honest. Is there a social consensus on this topic or advice you guys might offer? I was genuinely surprised to find out that people might have such a strong opinion on this topic.