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.
A couple of years ago I wrote here about how keeping a journal of positive things in our lives can make those of us who have diabetes happier. But writing down the worst things that we experience might help even more. When we get a diagnosis that we have diabetes, it can be one of our most traumatic experiences. No wonder then that so…