I've been noticing, in the discussions of various types of "low carb" regimens, that the population of online diabetics tends to divide in a predictable way. In the pro-low-carb camp are almost all successful T2 diabetics, since the first thing that T2 diabetics NEED TO DO, if they are going to be at all successful and especially if they are not on meds yet, is lower their carb intake, sometimes quite drastically, and exercise. There are also some very successful T1 diabetics in this camp, who have chosen to eat low-carb in order to minimize their exogenous insulin intake.
The people in the other camp--the ones saying "you need carbs to survive and for your brain to function," or "you're going to blow out your kidneys," are almost all T1 diabetics. There are also some insulin-dependent T2 diabetics in this camp. I sometimes pick up a vibe that people feel they have been cursed enough already with this autoimmune disease that they most certainly did not bring on themselves, and so they don't feel like they should suffer any further deprivation by having to eat low-carb.
I find it sort of ironic that people (not necessarily on these boards, but out there in the world) like to point to people who develop type 2 diabetes, and accuse them of having had a lack of willpower for eating the very way that many Type 1 diabetics prefer to eat! That is, to eat a "normal" number of carbs, or a "standard American diet" number of carbs. If you're genetically programmed to develop T2 insulin resistance, the only way you're going to be able to avoid it is to eat low-carb.
In sum, I'm really proud of the people here on this site who are able to display the will power to buck the bad advice of the ADA, the temptations posed by the restaurant industry, the commercial food industry, and people who don't have the willpower to make dietary changes themselves, in order to eat to their meter. Good job, guys.