We were able to catch diabetes early with both our children. As a dietitian, I knew the symptoms, even though at first I tried to deny that was the problem. But at least I took Josh in to the doctor and the doctor was surprised we caught it so early. By catching it early, you can prevent DKA and going to the hospital. Here's a great article on the symptoms of diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes, Early Recognition, Tell-Tale Signs