As a T1 daughter of a T1, I'm just going ahead and planning to have a T1 kid. Once they're about 5 years old, I'm not afraid of having a T1 kid. I think I'd be awesome at it.
But when they're really little and especially when they're a baby, I'm terrified. The symptoms seem so difficult to recognize. I mean, how are you supposed to know if your little baby is drinking too much for a baby. How frequent does urination need to be before it changes from "she's a baby and her body is changing" or "you're just overreacting, as a first time mom" to... DKA and an ER visit?
And, if DKA can set in so quickly and especially quickly when they're small... how am I supposed to ever let anyone but my T1 dad babysit for even a couple of hours?