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What is autoimmunity's role in type 1 diabetes?
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
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In brief: It is an autoimmune
Type i diabetes begins as a body's attack pancreas specifically the islet cells.
Eventually this leads to an impairment in the production of insulin, and a dysregulation of glucose homeostasis. It almost always needs to be treated with Insulin and a skilled physician (usually an endocrinologist).

In brief: It is an autoimmune
Type i diabetes begins as a body's attack pancreas specifically the islet cells.
Eventually this leads to an impairment in the production of insulin, and a dysregulation of glucose homeostasis. It almost always needs to be treated with Insulin and a skilled physician (usually an endocrinologist).
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