Type 1 diabetes can occur between infancy and the late 30s, however, typically onset is during childhood or adolescence. Genetic factors, obesity, and illness in early infancy are all risk factors, as well as other immune system abnormalities.
Usually, when you hear of a person getting diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes you think of a child under the age of 10. Well, that's what I always thought. Boy, was I wrong. On November 25, 2000 I was diagnosed, Yes, with Type 1 diabetes. I clearly was not a child (although my mom may fight you on that), I was a 25 year old woman. Working a…