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From Port Orchard, Washington, USA: My 15 year old niece was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and her grandfather has type 2 diabetes, could they be linked?


There are probably not significantly linked. type 1 diabetes is usually caused by an autoimmune process, and type 2 diabetes, while can be inherited, is more due to insulin resistance.


Original posting 22 Jan 2002
Posted to Genetics and Heredity


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