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A 23-year-old male asked:

Hello doc is there is any way for any human can be diabetic type 1 without genetic connection?and can using insulin for non-diabetic make u diabetic?

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Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes is the result of an autoimmune attack against the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. There is a genetic predisposition towards this autoimmunity, but not everyone who gets type 1 diabetes has this distribution. Diabetes is not contagious and you will not get diabetes from using someone else's insulin.

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