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Is type 1 diabetes contagious in any way ?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: No

You do not catch diabetes from diabetics.
Type 1 diabetes is autoimmune, but it is thought that there is a trigger (in susceptible people). Among the possible triggers could be a virus, but it would be a common virus that we all have exposure to, not a specific "diabetes virus", but this is an area of intense research.

In brief: No

You do not catch diabetes from diabetics.
Type 1 diabetes is autoimmune, but it is thought that there is a trigger (in susceptible people). Among the possible triggers could be a virus, but it would be a common virus that we all have exposure to, not a specific "diabetes virus", but this is an area of intense research.
Dr. Philip Kern
Dr. Philip Kern
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