Has there been anyone else who feels the name 'type 1 diabetes' is lacking in name? I did a quick search and found this article from last year:
Wanted: A new name for type 1 diabetes:
I feel the need for a change. I guess I'm just annoyed that people assume all sorts of things when they discover that I'm diabetic. Because of all of the connotations of type 2 attached to the word 'diabetes', I feel like many are unable to appreciate that there is a less common form of diabetes, with with distinct needs and patterns separate from the most prevalent form. To support this distinction, I almost feel that there is a need to get a distinct name for this condition, and that this will be the only way that most can realize the distinction between the two types of diabetes.
As for the name itself, I'm somewhat at a loss, but "Beta depletion" keeps coming to mind. It's just lacking some 'zing', you know? It would be difficult to make into an adjective (compared to 'diabetes' as a noun, and 'diabetic' the adjective).
I suggest type 12 3/4 diabetes. No reason, except that will confuse them so badly they will never ask again. Well for a day or so.
I am diagnosed as a T2, but everyone is different and, as Natalie likes to sometimes point out, some diabetes is just weird. I'm not a typical T2 and am insulin dependent. No doctor has ever been able to any kind of proper diagnosis. So when I am asked what type of diabetes I have I'll sometimes say I have the "bad kind." Everyone's diabetes is different, but they are all "bad."
Glad to see that Alfred is back! :-)