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Is diabetes infectious?

Is diabetes an infectious disease?


No, diabetes is not an infectious disease. Diabetes is a condition that occurs either because of a lack of insulin, reduced production of insulin or because the insulin doesn’t work well.

Type 1 diabetes occurs at random and is not a result of lifestyle. It is inherited to some degree, but some unknown environmental factors can also have an impact on whether you get the condition. With this type of diabetes the cells that make insulin are destroyed, so the body needs extra insulin so the cells in the body can process energy.

Type 2 diabetes is also inherited, but obesity, an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise have a role to play in how the condition develops.


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