If pills worked for you at one point, you are likely type 2. Most type 2s wind up on insulin at some point, so now you'd be referred to as an insulin dependent type 2.
Labels don't really make that much difference though, in your care. The fact that you're using insulin means you need to know your insulin-to-carbohydrate ratios, correction factor (insulin sensitivity), etc.
As a type 1 who's been on insulin for 20 years, I've found the only way for me to lose weight is to drastically minimize my carbs. Diabetes is a carbohydrate intolerance disease; they just don't have a place in my food plan. I get all the carbs I need from vegetables.
type 1 diabetic,
showing this disease who's boss!
February 2013: NEW GOAL! I've lost 60 pounds to date, so it's time to kick these last few to the curb!
| Pounds lost: 3.8