I haven't changed my original point that T1 and T2 are far more similar than not. That is what I started with in the other discussion.
Some T1's insist that they are radically different. Of course, this "depends"... Depends on what aspect of the condition is being discussed. I was make a general, overall statement, and nothing that's been said here by anyone has altered the fact that all diabetics have to test blood sugar, face serious health risks from high blood sugar, feel like crap when hyperglycemic, risk hypoglycemia (most T2's do as well because they are either taking insulin, or oral beta cell stimulant), keep careful records, etc.
That's the short list. Every one of these things has enormous impact on one's life.
Jen, consider what it is about diabetes that forces you to live differently than non-diabetics. Then, ponder what, among those things, is not also present for an insulin-using T2, other than the risk of DKA. If there are other significant differences, I'm sincerely interested in reducing my own ignorance on this.
Now, take injections out of the picture, and the life-style changes and burdens become even more in line. I've been a T2 for 15 years. I've been using insulin for 8 months. Prior to that I was on metformin and sulfonylureas.
Hypos have been a worry for me my entire diabetic life. Especially overnight hypos, which I've had when I didn't eat enough for dinner, and forgot to have my bedtime snack (distracted by wife, kids, being out, whatever). Something I find most T1's just doesn't occur to T1's on this topic is you can't carb count with pancreatic stimulants. It's a lot more guesswork. You can bet this results in plenty of extra anxiety.
Again, the point here is that T1's and T2's often don't know what the other's situation is like. And I stand by my assertion that this is a bigger problem on the T1 side (i.e. ignorance about T2's) than the other way around. For example, how many times in that other discussion did a T1 claim that T2's don't have to worry about hypos?