Starbucks customer offended by drink order labeled 'Diabetes here I come'

A Florida Starbucks customer is steamed up about a recent drink order he claims triggered painful family memories. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Action News JAX that he ordered a Grande White Mocha last week from a St. Augustine Starbucks.

When he received his beverage, a note that read “Diabetes Here I come” was typed on the side of the order. The customer says diabetes is no laughing matter. "That first word just automatically brought the picture of both of my sisters to my head," said the customer, who says his two sisters suffer from type 1 diabetes. "Seeing and knowing the struggle my sisters went through since third, fourth grade, it definitely struck a nerve.”

The customer shared a picture of his order with the station, who took it to store manager Kent Miller. Miller immediately denounced the message and said his store doesn’t condone that kind of behavior. The customer who received the diabetes note says he doesn’t need an apology from the coffee chain but does hope to prevent a similar incident from happening to other customers in the future. He did, however, leave a message for the barista who wrote the offensive note.

On the same cup he wrote, "2 of my sisters are diabetic, so ... not funny."





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