this topic was closed by the admins before I could post this reply, but I wanted to get this off my chest

Man has this topic has been beaten to death.

Now for all you Type 2's getting all butt hurt and whining about Type 1's wanting a higher degree of separation from you and your disease, consider this...

Not all Asian people are Chinese. Not all Hispanic people are Mexican. Unfortunately our society views the world with blatant ignorance, and that's the way T1's are viewed...its simply wrong.

It's like being from Japan, but being called "Kinda-Chinese" or "Type B Chinese." It sounds so ridiculous, I'm actually offending myself as I type it.

Anyway, this is about culture. Type 1's and Type 2's have a different culture about how and why they take care of themselves. You don't have to believe me, but ask yourself this...if Type 2's outnumber Type 1's by millions in society, then why do Type 1's seem to outnumber Type 2's by so much on tudiabetes.com?

Answer: It's culture.

We as Type 1's have a right to desire a better understanding of our culture in society...and for the record, diabetes is not just diabetes...it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that.

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Comment by snowangel66 on June 4, 2009 at 8:38pm
lol... I hate when people come up to me and say... "my grandfather got diabetes because he ate too much sugar.. but after he lost weight and took pills it went away, maybe you should try that"

uggh type 1 and 2 are looked at as the same thing so many times by people, when they are completely different for the most part..
Comment by Jade on June 4, 2009 at 9:00pm
i liked the
Not all Asian people are Chinese. Not all Hispanic people are Mexican.

great way to put it!
and i agree w/ everything you said
Comment by Domo! on June 5, 2009 at 4:16am
understandable but isn't the title or label type 1 enough to distinguish the two?
Comment by Domo! on June 5, 2009 at 4:17am
maybe diabetes category could be "all people who watch their sugar" while type 1 and 2 are what they are respectively.
Comment by Craig on June 5, 2009 at 3:02pm
Completely different Jill Hartley?

Type 1 and 2 go high they can die from DKA
Type 1 and 2 go low they go into a coma and can die from insulin shock

Bottom line is DIABETES can kill, mame, blind both Type 1 and Type 2

Neither type 1 nor type 2 "deserve" or "ask for" DIABETES

Type 1's your pancreas is shot.. done.. kaput.. makes no insulin
Type 2's Pancreas is not working to full potential , maybey not making enough insulin, and with the insulin it does make, the cells are stubborn and wont open up because they are insulin resistant.

Type 1 and Type 2 need insulin or extra insulin (or in some type 2's pills to help open up the cells in order to utilize the suagr for energy or to prod the pancreas into making more insulin)
Another Bottom Line: Type 1 and Type 2 need insulin to let the cell walls open so they can receive sugar for energy.. Otherwise it just dumps the excess sugar into the blood stream causing havoc in BOTH Type 1 and Type 2

You tell me the "COMPLETELY " different.. Looks pretty much the same to me

Why all of a sudden is it about labels?? This isn't about status, which one is 'better' or "who is better"

It is an eating dissorder,

BOTTOM LINE:
Neither Type 1 nor Type 2 can utilize carbs properly. And will most likely die sooner than a "normal" (There is another label for ya) human being.
Comment by dino on June 5, 2009 at 3:24pm
Here we go again.

Craig you need to lay off those Negativity Sandwiches.

Also, you need to do your homework and respect the facts. Diabetes is not an eating disorder.

Craig, it's not "all of a sudden" about labels. It's about being mislabeled in the eyes of society since diagnosis...which means 18 years for me.

Nice try, but your bottom line is pure nonsense...I'm going to live a long healthy and sexy life just to prove you wrong. Thanks for the inspiration!
Comment by Brian on June 5, 2009 at 3:49pm
Great post Dino.
Comment by Craig on June 5, 2009 at 3:52pm
Good luck.. That was a waste of my time
sorry to waste yours.
Last u hear from me
Comment by dino on June 5, 2009 at 4:06pm
Yeah well maybe think twice before you go picking on any more Type 1's with your science fiction facts.
Comment by Scott on June 5, 2009 at 4:11pm
Ok guys, come on.

We all have it hard at times, I've been mislabled for 40 years. Hell, I wasn't "supposed" to live past 15 of those. There are differences. without doubt. The day to day worries can be different, but we all want the same thing. To live. Not just to "survive" diabetes, but to have a life. Let's just try to help each other do this

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