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Diabetes Causes

Causes of Diabetes

Anyone can get diabetes. Various causes of diabetes are known, but it is not always known how diabetes develops.


What causes of diabetes are we aware of and can you prevent diabetes? What about type 1 and type 2 diabetes?



Causes diabetes type 1

We do not know much about the causes of type 1 diabetes. We do know that the group of people with type 1 diabetes is increasing. Possible causes of type 1 diabetes are:

  • viruses
  • nutrition
  • heredity (to a small extent)
  • You cannot prevent type 1 diabetes.


Causes diabetes type 2


Type 2 diabetes is increasingly common. The number of people with type 2 diabetes is growing very quickly. Your lifestyle can be the cause of it. The risk of type 2 diabetes is increased by:

  • genetic predisposition
  • (severe obesity
  • too little exercise
  • to smoke
  • nutrition


A healthy lifestyle can help prevent type 2 diabetes. But that does not always work. For example if the hereditary predisposition is too strong.