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Is type 1 Diabetes contagious?
Ok this is going to sound kinda weird but there's this girl i know and she has type 1 diabetes and she wants to have sex, I just want to be safe to know if it's contagious..
Posted 3 years ago in Other by HometownWiz

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Anonymous
Come on now. It is caused by having a pancreas that does not work.No, it is not contagious.
Anonymous
no.
Anonymous
no it is NOT CONTAGIOUS
Anonymous
No, diabetes is not contagious.For persons with Type I diabetes, their body's immune system turns against the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas, so that it can't make insulin, which the body needs to move glucose from blood into their cells. It isn't known what triggers this immune system reaction though. It may be due to autoimmune, genetic, and environmental factors, possibly viruses.Keep in mind that just because Type I diabetes may be triggered by a virus doesn't mean that it is contagious. Just remember, STD and unwanted pregnancies can occur with sex, so make sure you use precautions, but if you're worried about catching diabetes I'm sure you're prepared for these real consquences of unprotected sex.Hope this helps.
Anonymous
No, it's not contagious. :) It's a hormonal disorder that can't be spread.
Anonymous
I am a Type 1 diabetic and have been for 14 yrs now i am 23 the years old.. I have a bf and we have been dating for 2 years now of course we have sexual intercourse and he hasnt cought diabetes yet so what does that tell u its not contagious.. Diabetes is something u get from it running in ur family or just genetic.. Dont worry its not contagious


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Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps your body convert food into energy. Without insulin, glucose (sugar) from the food you eat cannot enter cells. So glucose builds up in the blood. Your body tissue becomes starved for energy.

Type 1 diabetes usually begins in children and young adults. Over the long-term, if type 1 diabetes is not adequately treated, high blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels, heart, kidneys, eyes, nerves, and other tissues or organs.



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