Contagious: Diabetes


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About contagion: Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Diabetes is possible from one person to another. Other words for contagion include "infection", "infectiousness", "transmission" or "transmissability". Contagiousness has nothing to do with genetics or inheriting diseases from parents. For an overview of contagion, see Introduction to Contagion.

Contagion summary: Diabetes is not contagious. People cannot "catch" it from each other. 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Diabetes Overview: NIDDK

Last revision: April 10, 2003

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