Is type 1 diabetes common?

1 in 300. About one in three hundred children have type one diabetes. It is the second most common chronic illness of childhood, behind asthma which is quite common, at one in 10.
Depends. It depends on what you compare it to. If it is type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes is about 8 to 10 times less frequent than type 2 one. If you take a rare disease such as polio in the US, then type 1 diabetes will be viewed as common. Generally speaking, it is common enough to contribute to significant morbidity and mortality.
In the Graph. Check the website and graph below. Great resource on stats. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/figuretext11.htm#fig4.

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What are the common causes type 1 diabetes?

Genetic. Type 1 diabetes is a genetic disorder resulting in the patient's pancreas being unable to produce enough insulin. Read more...
Multifactorial. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body produces antibodies which attack the pancreatic insulin-producing cells. There are genetic factors which contribute to this; however, there is/are environmental trigger(s) which have not yet been identified. So, even if someone has the genetic potential for type 1 diabetes, it's not enough to get it. Read more...

What would be the average/most common age range for developing type 1 diabetes?

10-15 years. The incidence varies by country. See: <a href="<a href="http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/16911623"" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/16911623"</a>; rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/16911623</a>" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/16911623</a></a>; & <a href="<a href="http://www.Pitt.Edu/~iml. Read more...

Are vascular conditions a common complication of type 1 diabetes?

Generally Yes. But it would be most accurate to say that vascular complications are especially more likely to occur if there is uncontrolled type 1 diabetes. Problems with the vascular system in the eye, the kidney, the heart, and the toes are all much more common in the diabetic, but especially in the diabetic who does not control their diabetes. Ideal control would be a hemoglobina1c of less than 7. Read more...
Unfortunately yes. Long term type 1 diabetics develop micro vascular disease causing kidney , eye and other end organ damage as well as neuropathy. Hopefully we will find a cure soon. Better control may equal less severe vascular issues over the long term. Read more...

Is it possible for type 1 diabetes to be triggered by a common cold virus?

Define "trigger" T1DM is a process that emerges after a period of time when the body looses its ability to make insulin.The apparent mechanism involves destruction of insulin producing cells by auto-immune antibodies. The source of those antibodies is illusive but thought to include enteroviral infections.The disease often presents after a triggering illness, but could be diagnosed earlier by specific tests. Read more...