i don't usually watch a lot of tv, but some friends were watching the apprentice this weekend, and one of the contestants (bret michaels?) was discussing his concern that his daughter might also have diabetes, and that he was very worried she might have to begin taking 4 shots a day like him. is it possible to control type 1 with only 4 shots a day? (asking out of curiosity, not skepticism...) i know i would not have been able to do this, but i suppose maybe 1 shot of long acting and 3 at meals, if you are only eating at meals?
also, he mentioned that if a father has type 1, there is a 50% chance that his children will have type 1 as well. i hadn't heard this statistic before, is it accurate?