My wife (type 1 for 3 months now) seems to experience quite a lot of food envy. I don’t blame her and feel bad for her; I can only imagine how difficult it is to be around food that you want but can’t eat. This is not to say that she can’t eat these foods at all, of course, but that because of the time of the event (for instance, mid-morning brunch or mid-evening party) or because the food has a huge and/or unknown amount of carbs, she can’t practically eat the food that is there in that social situation. While nourishing oneself as a diabetic doesn’t seem to be too difficult for her or others like her, the fact that food is such a huge part of socializing definitely frustrates her, apparently both because it doesn’t feel socially normal to not eat what everyone else is eating and because she misses the foods themselves. Since her diagnosis, she has become more reluctant to go to social events, mostly for food-related reasons, it would seem. I was therefore wondering if other diabetics eventually get to the point where you can handle social events (including ones where you’ll be surrounded by food you can’t eat) and not be emotionally bothered by it? Did you yourself go through a period where you skipped a lot of social events because you were emotionally bothered by seeing others eating food you couldn’t really have yourself? If so, did you get past those feelings so that you could enjoy the same social events as before.? And if you did, how did you do it and how long did it take?