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Has anyone else become a diabetic due to a serious sickness? I was diagnosed 3 years ago and have no pancreas function due to a sickness i had at 17.

19 Answers
Hanscom AFB, MA
We thought my son was sick with the flu and last November found out it was diabetes. Never a sign before that

Fort Worth, TX
I had a persistent infection that required two rounds of antibiotics followed by rosefin shots for two weeks. About four months later I was diagnosed type 1.

The Dalles, OR
I contracted listeria that developed into meningitis. They think the virus attacked my pancreas along with the severely high temp.

Hanscom AFB, MA
The doctor told us my sons pancreas is fine. It's the cells leaving pancreas getting attacked and doctors don't know why. Body treating like a virus or infection instead of letting cells do their job

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
I had glandular fever when I was 12 (diagnosed at 17) My idiot brother kicked me in the spleen while I had it. I think this is where mine started

Itasca, IL
My daughter had a head injury in April of #### and was diagnosed in August of that year. There have been some studies that suggest a major illness or injury can trigger T1D, but it had to of already be

Itasca, IL
Been lying dormant in your body. Sorry for the choppy answer darn character limits.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1998.
Woodville, GBR
I had a very bad case of chicken pox at the age of 11 and 6 months later I was diagnosed type1. My parents have always believed this to be the trigger.

New Boston, NH
I lost my pancreas function after a bout with Mengitus. It's been 14yrs since I was first diagnosed.

Auburn, KS
I had a series of kidney, sinus, and viral infections all within a year prior to being diagnosed.