My sister came over today and in the course of conversation she said "Well your not a full blown diabetic, your just a 'two diabetic'. I explained to her that most diabetics are type two and that with an A1c of 10.5 I am most certainly a 'full blown diabetic'. She didn't know what an A1c is, and didn't seem to care. She explained that since I don't have to take shots I am not really a diabetic. She thinks I am a hypochondriac, which, by the way, she is. I just let it drop for the sake of peace in the family. The ignorance is frustrating. Since I was diagnosed only a month ago I have come to realize that many otherwise intelligent people know nothing of diabetes, but I didn't expect that from my own family.