Testing for type 1 diabetes has advanced dramatically in the last several years. Currently, a simple fingerstick blood test can detect antibodies that identify children who are at a high risk of developing type 1 diabetes. However, there is no way to prevent type 1 diabetes.
Wouldn't it be nice if we could all be cured of our diabetes. Of course it would. But except for treatments involving major surgery -- pancreas transplants (and the anti-rejection drugs are considered more dangerous than having diabetes, so they won't do this procedure unless you also need a new kidney) or gastric bypass surgery (which means…