Sometimes, type 1 diabetes could even make you lose consciousness. Who's Most Likely to Get It as an Adult? People of all races and ethnic groups can get type 1 diabetes, but it's most common Author: Nichole Bazemore.
Jan 18, 2011 · Type 1 diabetes is often thought of as the diabetes that surfaces in childhood, but some people can develop it when they're older.
Of all of the adults who develop diabetes-about 5 -10 percent develop type 1 diabetes. The great majority of people who develop type 2 diabetes are 45 and older. However, the incidence of type 2 diabetes in children and young adults is rising at a rapid rate. Some attribute this to the increasing epidemic of obesity in children and young adults, although family history and genetics may also play .