"So - if you're a twig, how come you have diabetes?"
Ah, the old 'it's a fat person's disease' come to town. I was happy to explain that he was thinking of Type 2, that there are many other reasons people get Type 2 besides weight issues, and that my disease (Type 1) is an auto-immune one.
"What does auto-immune mean?" Ok then, it means your immune system goes into overdrive and starts attacking things that aren't foreign.
"So, it's like AIDS then?"
Well, that's a new one. No, no it's not like AIDS at all.