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Can you catch type I diabetes?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not contagious

Type i diabetes (dm) is not a contagious disease.
There are genetic predispositions to acquiring dm, but even so, there are poorly understood environmental trigger(s) which need to be present to activate the immune system against insulin-making cells in such patients. As an example, if an identical twin develops dm, the other twin only has a 40% chance of also getting it.

In brief: Not contagious

Type i diabetes (dm) is not a contagious disease.
There are genetic predispositions to acquiring dm, but even so, there are poorly understood environmental trigger(s) which need to be present to activate the immune system against insulin-making cells in such patients. As an example, if an identical twin develops dm, the other twin only has a 40% chance of also getting it.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Diabetes is inherited but not contagious.

In brief: No

Diabetes is inherited but not contagious.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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