Like "Very true; I am adult onset type 1. I came down with the flu at a time when I was the healthiest of my life training for a 6 month hike... only my white blood cells turned to the pancreas and destroyed it. I was lucky I moved - once out of the ICU (almost a month) the general doctor they sent me to had NO clue and told me that I should be on pills in no time! I even knew better than that at the time. The adult onset part had the entire hospital confused, it seemed. "