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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – December 2011

Causes of Diabetes

Format: Fact Sheet
Institute: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Diabetes is a complex group of diseases with a variety of causes. You can learn more by reading Causes of Diabetes, a fact sheet that defines diabetes and discusses the causes of type 1, type 2, gestational, and other types of diabetes. The fact sheet also describes genetic, environmental, and other factors associated with the development of diabetes.

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You can read Causes of Diabetes at

This page last reviewed on August 22, 2012

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