Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
May 26, 2001
Question from McCleary, Washington, USA:
I recently read in a diabetes handbook that people who get type 1 diabetes are thin and people who get type 2 diabetes are overweight. My 20 year old cousin was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and weighs over 200 pounds. Is it possible for very overweight people to get type 1? Does that mean that thin people can get type 2 diabetes?
In many cases, people that get type�1 diabetes are thin and those who get type�2 diabetes are overweight. However, there are many cases of just the opposite. There certainly are no absolute rules regarding body habitus and types of diabetes. So, it is entirely possible that your 20 year old cousin can have type 1 diabetes and still weigh over 200 pounds.