Diabetes (Mellitus, Type 1 and Type 2) (cont.)
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What Are the Causes of Diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. The body's immune system specifically attacks the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin.
Type 2 diabetes: Type 2 diabetes has strong genetic links, so type 2 diabetes tends to run in families. Several genes have been linked to type 2 diabetes, and many are under study related to type 2 diabetes. Risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes include the following:
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