Type1Gal -- I find your focus on the "differences" between T1 and T2 to be both unhelpful and, frankly, more than a little offensive. I've never once thought or said anything that minimized or trivialized T1 or what T1's have to go through in order to manage their disease.
I wish you could offer me and other T2's the same basic respect.
If you cannot, then I at minimum expect you to abstain from minimizing and trivializing T2 when posting a reply directly to me.
I'm here to understand diabetes, be supportive of others, and hopefully get the support I need to manage my diabetes well. I do not come to TuD to engage in one-upmanship or to trivialize what others are experiencing.
If you are sincerely interested in learning more about the progressive nature of T2 diabetes, there are lots of articles on-line. If you can't find one, I'll be happy to rustle up some links for you.
In the meantime, for your information, I am insulin dependent NOW, will probably be insulin dependent for the rest of my life, and that is really all I have say on the subject.