My 11 year old became seriously ill after having sickness and Diarrhea and became a type 1 diabetic at the age of 9.5. At this time he was in close contact with 13 puppy's urine and faeces, which may have caused his sickness. Last week my 13.5 year old son became a type 1 diabetic. He had no symptoms of any previous illness except he was drinking and urinating a lot. He has also been in very close contact with litters of puppies and their urine and faeces over the past few weeks. We spoke to another lady at my son's school today who stated that her daughter became a type one diabetic at the age of 11 and at the time they had a puppy and that her daughter was in close contact with the puppy's urine and faeces. The question i wish to ask is: What age did your child become a type one diabetic and was your child in close contact with puppies, kittens, adult dogs and or cats at the time they were diagnosed with type one diabetes or within 6 months prior their diagnosis ?????