...I really don't get it. Why do people do this?
There are posts now and then that leave me with the bad taste that some T1's think they are better, or "more legitimate" than T2's.
Then there's the whole "fault" thing -- some T1's seem to view T2 as something T2's brought on themselves. We all know that's a common misconception in the general public; it stings all the more when a fellow diabetic throws it at you.
Here's my view on this whole stupid controversy: There is vastly more that T1's and T2's have in common with this illness than not. We face exactly the same health risks, the same alterations to our lifestyle with the exception of insulin therapy, and even that isn't a bright line separating us. We face the same burdens of management, record-keeping, etc.
And for some T2's -- many of us would argue it should be vastly more -- we manage our BG with insulin too.
Often with disease there are multiple paths to getting there, but once you arrive, the disease is basically the same. That is how it is with diabetes. T1 or T2, we are brothers and sisters, not cousins. We really need to keep that in mind and act like it, folks.