In terms of management, perhaps not much. You have the tools to control your BG, you’re using them correctly, and getting results you’re happy with. So from a day-to-day management standpoint, maybe not.
Where it does matter is in regard to things like insurance coverage. As a broad oversimplification, Type 1s have an easier time getting certain things approved and paid for. So, it might make a significant administrative difference, if not a medical one.
I am definitely and incontrovertibly Type 2 and have been for more than a quarter century now. Somewhere around 5 years ago I figured out that my control was going to keep worsening no matter what I did, and realized that insulin was the only real answer. So I marched in and demanded it. I am now officially an insulin-dependent Type 2.
But here’s the thing . . .
As I’ve said often, both here and elsewhere, at the end of the day I don’t care whether I am Type 1, Type 2, or Type 58. What counts is achieving and maintaining good control. That’s my objective and I don’t care how I get there so long as I do get there. Eyes on the prize.