Margi, Your story doesn't surprise me. I was diagnosed aged 8, weighing 2st 12lb, but I'd been that weight since age 6, getting taller but thinner. Unlike you, I had no appetite at all so at the time it wasn't surprising my weight stayed low, but in retrospect it likely wouldn't have made much difference. That period included a minor road accident, then concussion, then "glandular fever" that didn't improve much until type 1 was diagnosed. Hard to know where the g.fever ended (if it really was that) and the type 1 began, but clearly I'd been effectively losing weight for a long time before diabetes was diagnosed.