I would have to say that from veiw point that your co-worker is right. Type 2 would be easier. Now before you all blow up and send nasty messages alow me to explain my veiw point. I feel that way because I have 4 autoimmune diseases and am prescribed 6 hormon replacements to try to ballance the things out. The bad part about them is that each one of them while working on what it is supposed to work on also has an effect on one or several of the other diseases so there is always something out of whack and medications are always needing to be changed to offset them. I know this was not asked but if I could trade all of my autoimmune diseases for type 2 diabetes in a heart beat.