I agree and think its doing more harm than good so if you can delete it, I think you should. I completely disagree with the comments about long-term t1 outlook for complications and the AACE (American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists) conference two weeks ago here in Chicago didn't (as I've been told) present anything to counter previous data on the subject. The outlook isn't pleasant -- and that's reality. I maintain an optimistic outlook but one that's not afraid of confronting the data. I can postpone many things I cannot altogether avoid while wanting to live a long life with a decent level of quality as a nearly life-long t1 who wants to live to be 84 or so. Them's the facts. Would I trade conditions with you? darn right I would. Does that make me somehow more of a victim than you? Probably. Is that a highly controversial thing to say? Sure it is.
PS I worked with a tribe in Lummi Island, Washington for a few years and my father is Cherokee. (I'm Cherokee, Swedish, and Irish -- what a combo, eh?) Anyway, a genetic predisposition + normal grocery food + sedentary life styles (many indian tribes are not engaged in the traditionally physical lifestyles and are actually quite sedentary as a culture) equals 100% risk factor for T2 in some people. It's possible that had that tribe been raised in an asian country eating an asian diet and physically active -- there would be a different outcome. Alcoholism is another genetic threat to the American Indian and avoidance is becoming a public health mandate. The risk of alcohol consumption, like sugar and processed food for some people, is very high.