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What causes a child to develop juvenile diabetes type 1?
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Multifactorial
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body produces antibodies which attack the pancreatic insulin-producing cells.
There are genetic factors which contribute to this; however, there is/are environmental trigger(s) which have not yet been identified. So, even if someone has the genetic potential for type 1 diabetes, it's not enough to get it.

In brief: Multifactorial
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body produces antibodies which attack the pancreatic insulin-producing cells.
There are genetic factors which contribute to this; however, there is/are environmental trigger(s) which have not yet been identified. So, even if someone has the genetic potential for type 1 diabetes, it's not enough to get it.
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