I’ve been thinking about this, and all of us T1s get mildly annoyed when “diabetes” is lumped into a single disease. While sympathetic to T2s, we have a different causality, different treatment and different prognosis.
To end the confusion and potential for mis-information, I am proposing a new name for Type 1 Diabetes - “Autoimmune Insulin Depletion Syndrome”, or AIDS for short.
Realizing that there is already a disease called AIDS, I would also propose that, to avoid confusion, we refer to the newly named T1 diabetes as - Type 2 AIDS.
That should clear up any confusion.
In addition, whenever non-diabetics find out that I’m diabetic, I occasionally (seriously) get asked “Do you have the good one, or the bad one?” With this amazing new re-brand, I would be able to definitively say, “I have the good one!”