Like "From what I have gathered is that type 2's don't take insulin and type 1's do. Both types need to watch their consumption of Carbs, both types need to be careful of what they eat and their weight if they are over weight. Both types have to be concerned with their hearts, skin, kidneys, eyes and basically the same issues. Diabetes is a malfunction in the body and we do need to change our life-style and get weight under control if this is an issue. Me, I just don't tell anyone my personal stuff, it does not matter if I am type 1 or 2 it is no one's business. "