I didn't want to say anything until I knew for sure whether this would happen or not...but I got awesome news today so I'm going to share. :)
I'm going to school for Nutrition Science, and my ultimate goal is to become a CDE and counsel other T1's...so I always try to focus on T1 in my projects if possible. I have to do a senior project that I'll be working on this whole year. Most of the other students picked a pre-made project, but I proposed my own to the teacher. My idea is to examine misconceptions about T1 by the public, media, and healthcare professionals. The purpose of the project is to determine if T1 is misrepresented and otherwise misunderstood, and we may also choose to look at how changing the name of T1 could affect its perception.
The teacher gave me the go-ahead to do this project this morning, so I am super stoked! I know there are conflicting opinions about this issue, and I don't want to start a fight or debate here. Think of it like this, even if you don't agree with me on this issue, this is still research that has the potential to benefit the T1 community. :)