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.
An opinion that surfaces over and over again on the Internet goes something like this: "The drug companies are very close to a cure for diabetes, but they're hiding it because diabetes drugs and paraphernalia are so profitable for them." Hogwash! Now admittedly, drug companies, like all companies, are in the business to make…