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Can type 1 diabetes be transmitted?

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Dr. James Chu
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Genetically, yes

Type 1 diabetes can sometimes run in families, by genetic transmission of auto-immune tendencies.
Some researchers believe that a type of coxsackie virus infection can provoke an autoimmune response in a susceptible person to develop type 1 diabetes. Although coxsackie virus infection can be passed from person to person, this is unlikely to cause transmission of type 1 diabetes in the same way.

In brief: Genetically, yes

Type 1 diabetes can sometimes run in families, by genetic transmission of auto-immune tendencies.
Some researchers believe that a type of coxsackie virus infection can provoke an autoimmune response in a susceptible person to develop type 1 diabetes. Although coxsackie virus infection can be passed from person to person, this is unlikely to cause transmission of type 1 diabetes in the same way.
Dr. James Chu
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nope

Nope. Type one diabetes is genetic.

In brief: Nope

Nope. Type one diabetes is genetic.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Inherited disorder

Dm type i can be inherited influenced by environmental factors.
Also inherited by multiple genes, not by simple mendelian inheritance. Hence it is difficult to predict the patterns of inheritance.

In brief: Inherited disorder

Dm type i can be inherited influenced by environmental factors.
Also inherited by multiple genes, not by simple mendelian inheritance. Hence it is difficult to predict the patterns of inheritance.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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