Deleted member 33972
Aren’t there different kinds of carbs ? Not all carbs are equal. My friend had type 1 and never restricted her carbs as in potatoes, pasta and rice. She gave talks in the hospital in Nottingham on how to manage type 1 and insulin.I‘m not sure that’s a helpful assumption, and have no idea what information you might have used to reach that conclusion, except perhaps your own experience. And if so, then I think that’s unfortunate. Most T1s here, and mist T1s I know anywhere don’t think that at all.
There is certainly a minority view that ‘the other lot’ (from either side of the same fence) have it easy, and it’s completely unfair - but that’s certainly not a view I see expressed by any members here, and if it were I’m sure it would be called out by the many members here who think that access to appropriate technology and education should be equitable whatever classification one has - so that each person with diabetes has the best chance of building their own ‘diabetes toolkit’ and a personalised approach to eating and managing their blood glucose in a way that works for them.
I am aware though that regular forum contributors, visitors, readers and lurkers (hello!) are not necessarily average patients. Seeking out a forum and accessing its content suggests a degree of self-motovation and an interest to be actively involved in your own care.
I am led to believe by medical professionals and diabetes specialists that these are fairly rare attributes in the diabetes population as a whole. I think there are many many people with diabetes, who for all sorts of different reasons, simply do not want to, feel able to, or are able to use those more intensive glucose management strategies.
And the more people we can connect with, encourage and support on the forum the better as far as I am concerned. So that each person can find their own way through the maze of options.