While none of us here is a physician, we know a lot about diabetes from our experiences and readings/conversations with other diabetics and docs.
Type 1 diabetes
, an auto-immune disease begins most frequently in young people but many adults
can develop it, also. It is not related to weight or diet. Most Type 1s are slim at diagnosis.
Frequent urination, insatiable thirst and hunger, unexplained weight loss, vision changes, etc are all common symptoms of diabetes.