First of all, I know that they are totally different conditions. My son has type 1 diabetes. He was diagnosed almost 7 years ago. He's doing great. My dad has type 2 diabetes. He was diagnosed about 20 years ago. He's not doing great. He does take insulin. Things are not good for him right now. He's stuggling with constantly swinging between highs and lows like a yo-yo, seizures, black-outs, etc. My step-mother and I were talking for quite a while last night & I realized how clueless they both are about things like carb counting, treating lows, etc. Without getting into too much detail about that (because I know this isn't the type 2 board) I'm just wondering that eventhough they are 2 completely different illnesses, how different is treatment between type 1 and insulin dependent type 2? Anyone know or have any information that might be helpful on this topic?