Speaking of our core values, we actually have them written down here
(this post can be found at the very bottom of the home page in the blue footer)
You'll see it specifically addresses the T1/T2 issues. That we don't get into what @Judith_in_Portland so poetically calls "competitive misery" and also that we don't allow comments that blame anyone for causing their diabetes. I love this community because I enjoy the diversity of our members. I'm glad if you're a T2D who's been able to hold your numbers down with just diet and exercise. But I don't want another person to get the idea that just because they can't manage to stay on a low carb diet, or maybe the Metformin isn't quite holding things down any more that they should be made to feel they have failed. This is such a common occurrence here, I swear it might be useful to have a file of canned messages to copy and paste as a convenience.
I'm a long time T1D. Next week will be my 49th anniversary. I came here in a total panic about my diabetes. I found lots of help with what I actually needed to focus on, but I was still scared and lacked confidence. Then I met @Judith_in_Portland and @saundra_barragan and their gentle and complete support and love gave me the courage to make changes and try new things to improve my diabetes. I saw a community I very much wanted to be a part of, unlike anything I'd ever experienced before.
When Sandy died, I must say, I didn't even know what type of diabetes she had. I assumed she was a T2D on insulin. I saw her every day, helping all who came here, especially those desperate for help and answers. Her last day on earth, she spent time here helping a D-mom with a child with T1 and other difficult conditions - it was such a sad story about the child, I'm sure others (like me) just had to look away. I knew right then I was being called to continue her work.
I've also learned so much about T2. like a LOT. I think we have some very bright people here who know a lot about all types of diabetes. I'm very proud to be a part of the admin team with some of them. I believe we do a pretty good job of moderating discussions for respectful interactions, and please, if you see a post you don't think IS respectful, we want you to flag it. We don't want anyone with any connection to diabetes to feel not welcome here, that's akin to violating our prime directive!
Please read the "Our Values" post, even if you've read it before. We're not perfect, but I think we have a lot to be proud of, as members of the TuDiabetes community.