Like "It used to be that young people were Type 1 and older were Type 2. I don't think age has anything to do with it. If a person's body does not make insulin and they have to take shots of insulin they are Type 1 regardless of their age. Type 2 are people who make insulin but for some reason their body doesn't know how to use it, or they don't make enough insulin. That is why some can take pills at first to help them. Hope this helps you a little."