In this article, I will document my learning on Type 1 diabetes.
What is Type 1 diabetes?
According to Mayo Clinic website:
Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy.
What are the causes of type 1 diabetes?
Again, according to Mayo Clinic:
The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown.
Usually, the body’s own immune system – which normally fights harmful bacteria and viruses – mistakenly destroys the insulin-producing (islet, or islets of Langerhans) cells in the pancreas.
Other possible causes include:
- Exposure to viruses and other environmental factor
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