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Juvenile Diabetes: A Genetic Disorder?

The causes of type 1 diabetes are unknown, although several risk factors have been identified. Type 1 diabetes is generally considered to be an autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders occur when the immune system attacks the body's own tissues and organs. For unknown reasons, in people with type 1 diabetes the immune system damages the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Damage to these cells impairs insulin production and leads to the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes.

By |2019-02-05T10:25:03-08:00July 9th, 2017|Diabetes Health, myGBlog|1 Comment