This may not be the perspective you were looking for, but I am a mother of a type 1 diabetic and wouldn't change a thing. Sarah is such an amazing child and brings so much happiness into the world. And she's a super happy, talented, fun, smart, and energetic kid. The world would not be the same place without her. If I'd known when I was pregnant that she'd be type 1, I wouldn't have changed a thing.
Having type 1 is a challenge, but she's so up to it. She has a 100% positive attitude, takes total responsibility for her health, and as well as she does, I fully expect her to live a long, healthy and happy life.
As a type 1 yourself, you'll just be that much better prepared for whatever comes your way.
When you have a baby, nothing is guaranteed. My daughter is involved in a theater group with about 50 other kids. Of those 50, my daughter is diabetic, a younger boy has a severe peanut allergy, an older girl has Downs Syndrome, another older girl is developmentally disabled, and a older boy has such serious auto immune disease that he's spent nearly half of the last two years in hospitals. All of these kids are special and loved, and facing incredible challenges. Of those challenges, I think Sarah's is the easiest to manage and she has the best chance of living a pretty normal life. I am thankful every day that if she had to have something, it's something managable.