I will tell you this much Jen it get easier as you adapt to the changes you have to make. Alot of love from us, my daughter was diagnosed 9 years ago and it's been hard. But always keep your faith and your head up, I promise you it will get better. 1 day at a time, that's all you can ask for. I'll pray for you. Remember it's not your fault.
You can do this. Google it. There are lots of bloggers who will encourage you and have posted under the title "You Can do this." And you can. You will adapt. I think it's harder for you because you have time to worry beforehand and anticipate. Most of us go right into the hospital and we are not released until we demonstrate we can take care of our child. You have more time before you start treatment and fear treatment, as we all do, at first. Children get used to and barely flinch at the frequent blood sugar tests, the insulin shots (which hurt less than the blood sugar tests.... I've experienced both). Scientists have discovered a lot more about Type 1 diabetes lately but have not yet discovered how to prevent or even delay it; they know the process but not the cause. IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. Can't be. Type 1 is an autoimmune attack. You may have time to research and enroll in a clinical trial. I would definitely research it and see if it is something you might want to try. There might be something new out there.... The trial we were denied for at diagnosis did not turn out to be useful. So research carefully. Type 1s can enjoy a normal, healthy diet; just utilize lower fat, moderate carb, low glycemic index options. Do you and your husband also have Type 1? If so, you will have a huge advantage over us; we had to learn everything from scratch. God bless you and I know you will take good care of your daughter. Take care of yourself.