Great Info Rindy!
I was diagnosed type 1 in 1973 and just FYI, they change their mind about some of these things every few years it seems, for example the cause for type 1 or Type 2 or modify statements
like for example, Type 2 diabetes perhaps is understood better today as being a result of insulin resistance (which can and does happen to people who eat healthy diets and are not obese)
That is not to say that those 2 factors are not contributors, but Type 2 is not being totally blamed on those factors due to the increase in people who do not have them.
Obesity and poor nutrition can also cause insulin resistence in type 1 diabetics as well.
You will find that regular activity or mild exercise can play a great part in increasing insulin sensitivity. Also intake of dark green vegetables (because of their magnesium content) can play a part as well
The current thought on Type 1 diabetes is that a virus is involved that gives serious flu like symptoms as much as 2 years before the Beta Cells in the pancreas actually loose the war and quit making insulin
Also, I am not trying to be a know it all but I have simply been dealing with this a long time and I know one thing that you can count on is for the information to be modified...... and this is a good thing..... in most cases
So,,,, I hope that whatever I just wrote is helpful to someone (grin)