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.
July 23, 2001
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA:
Is there a cut off age for developing type 1 diabetes? How common is type 1 in someone over 21 years of age?
There’s no cut off age for developing type�1 diabetes which is why the terminology was changed from “juvenile” and “adult” diabetes to type 1 and type�2. However, type 1 is much less common as one gets older. Newer terminology and classification will focus on causes of different types of diabetes since this may have some bearing also on specific treatment options in the future.