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The exit disclaimer indicates that you are leaving the NIDDK website. NIDDK includes links to external websites to provide additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDDK website, but we cannot guarantee the accuracy of that information. Links to external websites do not constitute an endorsement by NIDDK of the products, processes, services, manufacturers, or companies presented on external websites. You will be subject to the external website's privacy policy when you leave the NIDDK website. NIDDK proudly complies with Section 508 accessibility standards, but we cannot be responsible for Section 508 compliance on external websites.

General Information Disclaimer

Substantial effort has been made to provide accurate and complete information on this website. However, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. The information provided is only intended to be general summary information to the public. It is not intended to take the place of written law or regulations.

It is not NIDDK’s intention to provide specific medical advice to users on the NIDDK website. Instead we provide users with information to help them better understand their health, diagnosed conditions, and the current approaches related to treatment, prevention, screening, and supportive care. NIDDK urges users to consult with a qualified health care professional for diagnosis and answers to their personal medical questions.

Press releases and other materials meant for public use will not be posted to the NIDDK website unless they were developed by or for NIDDK.

Product Endorsement

NIDDK does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, services, manufacturers, or companies. Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, process, service, manufacturer, or company does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by the U.S. Government, NIH, or NIDDK.  If a product is not mentioned, the omission does not mean or imply that the product is unsatisfactory.

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For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations, and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual. This site is maintained by the U.S. Government and protected by various provisions of Title 18, U.S. Code. Violations of Title 18 are subject to criminal prosecution in federal court.

Last Reviewed May 2024