Regarding sbrooks' comment about fearing judgement by doctors - that is upsetting to know people, especially doctors are judging for having a disease of any kind. I have learned to state very clearly to doctors what my health concerns are, and what I want. I know longer say "I have diabetes', but say, "I have Type 1 diabetes". I sometimes just say "I have Type 1" and let them fill in the blank. But that doesn't really address the issue of doctors, and people in general, being judgmental about people with Type 2 diabetes. A more important lesson is to not let other people's judgments affect you or define you or make you feel less of yourself.