Personally, I try to say ‘I have Type 2 Diabetes’ but I admit that I also say ‘I am a Type 2 Diabetic’.
It really doesn’t bother me any. Even when I catch myself saying it,or someone else saying it, I generally don’t blink.
If someone else finds it hurtful to be called a ‘Diabetic’, you have my sincerest apology. I mean nothing hurtful about it.
Nevertheless, your feelings matter to me, I will strive not to ever use it again.
Until then, can you please use some tolerance and forgive me?