Welcome to the forum. I was diagnosed at 12 yrs old and sort of just took it in my stride, I hope your daughter isn't too scared about what's she's facing. She may want to join the forum so she can talk to others her age who have just been diagnosed.
Don't feel too hard on yourself for not noticing her curves most people don't, my mum didn't either. Why would you when you see her every day and at least now you know and can deal with it as a family.
I don't no about bracing because my curves were too bad when I was diagnosed but I'd try not to worry about your daughter being a dyabetic. I'm now facing further scoliosis surgery and now have a blood disorder, my surgeons wont touch me until they have clear blood tests. They said they will carry them out the day before surgery then throughout the operation and regularly after. I don't think it will hurt to remind everyone that comes into the room though :-) so I would suggest the same to you or a sign.
WOW 6th July is so quick. That's the rubbish thing about living in the UK. One of my curves is now 104 degrees and I've been on a waiting list for surgery for 17 mths. Its great that your daughter can choose to wait a while, if she's not in pain and wants to enjoy band club was it, then I don't think it will hurt as long as she's being monitored.
Good Luck with everything
27 yr old Female.
Scoliosis since 12yrs, fusion to lower curve in 1998, costioplast 2001 and further corrective surgery 26 July 2012.
Now the proud owner of a very straight spine. T1- L5 fusion.
Mr Dunsmuir, Orthopaedic Surgeon, LGI Leeds.