A Type 1 diagnosis for a child is a baptism of fire for the family-- especially the parents. You want to protect your children, but there’s nothing you can do to protect a child from Type 1. You MIGHT give someone a chance to keep Type 2 at bay, but there’s no guarantee there, either.
Of the myriad of things to look out for, I would encourage you to keep an eye out for how this affects you emotionally. It’s entirely understandable to experience the gamut of emotions and you need a safety valve and/ or person to talk to (in person if possible) as you deal with this new reality.
One thing that will help you is the people here. I find all of them to be sympathetic and helpful. We, or someone we love, have this second job that sucks and it is often invisible to the world. Our knowledge and experience is vast and wide-ranging. I personally hope to help others avoid some of the mistakes I have made.
The weirdest thing about Type 1 is that everyone who has it has their own unique flavor of it. So, we will offer advice, but some of it will be helpful and some of it will be useless-- and it will almost never be because it is BAD. It just doesn’t work for you.
We all want the grace that comes from people respecting our decisions, so we offer that grace to others as well.
I will also say that a truism of those who do well is that they don’t take it personally when their constant companion is uncooperative and they work not to be perfect (ain’t gonna happen) but to do their best.
So, while Type 1 may not often be forgiving, leave yourself the space to be forgiving to yourself. Welcome!