Posted: 05/11/2014 at 21:54
I agree with Dave, you have to monitor constantly. I had a cousin who had type 1, he was very poorly with it in his early years, but he didn't take care of himself once he got to adulthood, smoke and drank way too much and passed away when he was 48.
I had a friend who also had type 1 and she managed her condition very well from an early age.
Diabetes UK will have lots of information on how to manage, and what to look out for infectionwise. It is also very important to look after feet.