5 doctors weighed in:
Is type 1 diabetes contagious?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
No

In brief: No
No
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Not an infectious disease
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Though type 1 diabetes is often triggered by a viral infection that attacks the gland that makes insulin, the vast majority of people getting that same virus have a simple illness & don't get it.
T1dm actually comes up weeks after the illness. Once a person has it, they don't give it to others like they might pass a cold or strep.

In brief: No
Though type 1 diabetes is often triggered by a viral infection that attacks the gland that makes insulin, the vast majority of people getting that same virus have a simple illness & don't get it.
T1dm actually comes up weeks after the illness. Once a person has it, they don't give it to others like they might pass a cold or strep.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
In brief: No
Although there can be genetic (family) components to type 1 diabetes (although not as much as type 2), the disease itself cannot be transmitted from person to person.
That being said, the exact cause of type 1 diabetes is not known, and there could even be a virus involved in its origins, although strictly speaking the disease is definitely not contagious.

In brief: No
Although there can be genetic (family) components to type 1 diabetes (although not as much as type 2), the disease itself cannot be transmitted from person to person.
That being said, the exact cause of type 1 diabetes is not known, and there could even be a virus involved in its origins, although strictly speaking the disease is definitely not contagious.
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu
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