My diagnosis was nowhere near as traumatic - I went to my GP as I had thrush and couldn't get rid of it. She asked a load of questions about things like weight, thirst etc. It was then I realised I'd lost about a stone over the last year, had been peeing a lot, had more infections than usual - but this had been such a gradual process I did not think they were related. I had no ketones so was initially diagnosed as a Type 2, but as tablets had no effect I was put onto insulin and told "you're probably Type 1 then". I personally suspect I am a LADA which is why it was all so gradual, but I've never had the tests to confirm this. Fortunately I was never DKA either!