My Mum was diagnosed with type 1 when she was around 39-40 years old. The Drs said she developed it after going into shock after her mother passed away, but I don't know if that's right or not..
I know it's an awful thing to have, it led to her having many hypos, always needing her jelly beans and sweet things on hand, she lost a foot as a result of complications with it and also had so many issues with her sight.. I have given her injections and watched her have them, seen the bruises she had.. It's horrible.
After watching Mum live with this, I would never judge someone who is drinking soft drink or juice, I have seen Mum in a really bad way having to scull a pepsi -a drink she hated - just to come good.
A friend was recently diagnosed with type 2, she is slim but has always eaten far too much..