Hi, Jabberwocky, I like your posts. You seem very intelligent and cool! Just wanted to say that this happened to me, too (being made fun of) and I think it happens when people do not understand things. For instance, I work with autistic kids sometimes and they are made fun of simply because many people don’t understand what autism is all about. It’s very sad. I believe if everyone could be educated about PKU and made to understand that it’s not something to take lightly, then they might not be so mean. At the age when I was getting made fun of quite a lot, it was when I was basically the teacher’s pet, and I think jealousy played into it a lot. The kids were “jabbing” me in my one sore spot — they knew how to really hurt my feelings. Don’t let people like this discourage you, like I did (unfortunately).