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 typeá1 diabetes are thin and those who get typeá2 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.
Original posting 26 May 2001
Posted to Other
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:22
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.