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How likely is it for me to get diabetes type 1?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Remote @ age 46

Type 1 dm or diabetes related to total loss of Insulin production is common to kids but rare in adults.
An infection trigger with loss of islet cell Insulin production is the primary cause & most adults have experienced & developed immunity to the likely viral agents. It might happen, but you are more likely to suffer a major injury in a car crash than develop type 1 dm at your age.

In brief: Remote @ age 46

Type 1 dm or diabetes related to total loss of Insulin production is common to kids but rare in adults.
An infection trigger with loss of islet cell Insulin production is the primary cause & most adults have experienced & developed immunity to the likely viral agents. It might happen, but you are more likely to suffer a major injury in a car crash than develop type 1 dm at your age.
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