EDIT: I just reread this again after some hours away from the discussion and frankly I was surprised at the sharp tone and taunting sort of rhetoric. I think I was probably ticked off about some of the things said in that other discussion.
I sincerely apologize to the many fellow diabetics, T1 or 2, that I offended. I vented when I shouldn't have.
I started quit some controversy over comparing T1 and T2 to be far more similar than not in another thread. Several T1's have taken issue with my statements in that thread.
I stand by them. Indeed, I think there is a great deal of ignorance among T1's regarding T2, and I see many of the same "common sense" nonsense about T2 that afflicts the general non-diabetes population in some of the statements in that discussion.
Frankly, I think active, engaged T2's understand T1, the challenges T1's face, the treatment regimens and options much better than most T1's understand about T2. The following is what drives it home for me:
Does a responsible T1 test, have a BG of 200, and then do nothing about it? Or do they inject a correction bolus?
Do they then test again say, an hour later, and adjust again if they think it's necessary?
T1's, would you accept a prescribed treatment plan that said take your TDD in long-acting, then adjust your quantity and timing of diet and excercise to keep yourself from getting hypo, and well, just live with watching that BG after eating take 6 hours to get back down below say, 140?
You too can be a T2 for a day. Just do it! Double up on your basal injection for the day, and do not bolus with any fast-acting. If on a pump, just do a temp basal increase, and don't bolus.
You will then have a much better idea of what it's like to be a T2. You'll also probably think it's an insane way to treat your diabetes, and maybe start pondering, why aren't T2's -- most of them -- bolusing too?
I'm an insulin dependent T2 because I want to be, not because my "team" wanted me to. I have enough beta cell function that, with a pill cocktail and restrictive life, I can achieve an a1c of 7-8.
And hate it.
Instead, I demanded the same high-resolution tools (insulin, CGM) that T1's have, with which many achieve normal BG control and a1c's 4-6. Why shouldn't I be able to be that healthy too?