Why did it take so long for the D to come out in Emily? She was 14 when dx'd. If she had the autoimmune problem and/or antibodies, why did it take 14 years to come out? She had always been my HEALTHY child. She has only been really sick 4-5 times in her whole life. I see those here who's kids are dx'd at such an early age and it just got me to wondering. Has she had this problem all her life and it was just waiting for a good time to come out or did it just happen suddenly? I am still too new at all this (even after one year still feel like I don't know much). I guess this is a question for the endo huh? Thanks.