I'm a mom with type 2, my daughter has type1 , my dad was type1 and my grandmother was type 1 as well. It has taken my daughter's diagnosis to actually get me to read alot & research alot, I was emberrased to admit that even though it's been in my life for ever , I recently learned what carbs were...... we do alot of carb counting!! We are trying to achieve decent glucose levels, what a challenge this has been! I'm glad to say that there has been alot of improvments since the 70's and 80's!  :) insuline is much easier than what I remember my dad having to give injections!