This article poses an interesting perspective that describes how ethnic backgrounds may alter responses to diabetes treatment.
This article also reinforces the idea that what is good for you may not be good for your friend or relative with diabetes. It may be a natural response for you with all good intentions to tell someone that a particular therapy works well to control your diabetes, and that it should also work for them.
It is important to never "share" drugs, of course, but also to understand that what works for you may not work for someone else, for a variety of reasons. Different body chemistry and make-up lends to different treatment options for different individuals. Our background and ethnicity are not only important to our traditions, but can affect how our bodies respond to medications as well. Very interesting read!