autoimmune system

Tracking Diabetes First Steps

by Mark Benson on February 21, 2012

Tracking the origins of Type 1

Scientists have been taking a very detailed observation of the initial development of Type 1 diabetes in a child or young adult. The physical observation is being undertaken by a team of physicians and researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center that have expertise in treatment and laboratory research. The team made a detailed review of the individuals with ages ranging from eight to eighteen within forty eight hours after diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is not just an issue with regards to high levels of blood glucose in the body, it is also an autoimmune condition where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells in the pancreas that produces the hormone insulin. Insulin is essential to controlling one’s blood sugar levels. [click to continue…]

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