OK, this is one of those questions that's impossible to answer, but still... I wonder how long before diagnosis Noah had diabetes. He was lucky enough to be diagnosed during a routine checkup and was never really "sick". Or was he? Looking back at this year, he's made amazing progress on a lot of fronts. He's gone from needing special education to consistently scoring 100% on every math test and he's gone from being the weakest and slowest in his class to a really good football player. I can't help but wondering in the back of my mind how much of this is just a mental and physical growth spurt and how much is because he has his diabetes under control. Is there any data out there how long before dx a patient is affected negatively by the early stages of diabetes?