As a diabetic (my endo classes me as "nonspecific" because I have traits of both types - it's made my treatment plan a load of fun!), I'd like to launch into a rant about the disease process and how reading the phrase "typical type 2" (as used in this context) makes me twitch. I am slightly symptomatic once my BS drops in the 120 range. That's the high end of normal for regular folks, but my body doesn't care about that. It usually presents as hunger and maybe a slight headache. Once I'm below 100, that's when the profuse sweating, trembling, labile emotions, and raging hunger starts. Before I had some BG control, I would start getting symptoms when I hit the 180s, simply because my BG had been so high for so long that anything lower than 200 felt low. Now I actually feel great when I'm 120-140.
As a nurse, I'd love to initiate some education about chronic illnesses, their effects on patients, and how our conscious/unconscious bias in managing care can affect patients. I could also rage about patients/families that try to treat nurses as waitresses. I can also rant about nurses that don't take care of themselves. I maintain that my own body function trumps patient care. It makes me so sad/mad when I read about people that don't have enough time to eat, drink, or pee during their shifts!
But instead, I'm going to let the rest of it go and hope I don't ever encounter these attitudes as a patient. It seriously sucks when the person that is supposed to be taking care of you is judging you. And sorry, OP....your first post came across as condescending, whether you intended it to be or not.