What is a Type 1 Diabetic?

Lots of questions have been floating around on my youtube channel recently about diabetes and how I manage it. Well, what really is the difference between a type 1 diabetic and a type 2 diabetic? Type 1 will NEVER go away and HAS to be managed with multiple insulin injections each day. Type 2 diabetes may be controlled by pills and/or insulin, and usually only affects those who are older, overweight and have eaten too much crap in their lifetime.

I sorry for being so blunt, but it really does rub me the wrong way when people with type 2 diabetes feel that they “know how it feels” to be a type 1 diabetic. Really, you’ve been dealing with diabetes for a few years, have to eat a little bit better, rarely (if ever) had a low blood sugar, and you think you know it all?

Welcome into my world. I’ve been a type 1 since I was 9 years old. I’ve given myself 5+ shots per day, pricked my fingers sometimes over 8+ times per day, and will have no choice but to live with it for my lifetime. That means I have literally pricked my fingers over 30,600 times in my 24 year lifetime, 15 of which I have been a diabetic.

I am not saying that type 1 diabetics and type 2 diabetics are really that much different, but the mentality type 1 diabetics know their bodies better, know how much insulin they need, and understand that it is with them for a lifetime. Type 2’s get off easy, and can manage it, control it, and possibly make it go away. I just wish I had that option.


type 1 vs type 2 diabetes

Differences between type 1 diabetic and a type 2 diabetic