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From Richmond, Virginia, USA:

I have had Type 1 diabetes for 12 years. I have heard that it is caused by a virus, others say it is hereditary. Which is true?


Type 1 diabetes is likely to be caused by many factors including heredity and environmental factors. There have been theories that certain infections might contribute to the risk of diabetes in a susceptible person.


Original posting 27 Jun 1999
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention


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