Health Topic: Autoimmune Reaction
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by littlebopeep1 in Diabetes Type 2 Support Group"
In type1 diabetes the cells in the pancreas that make insulin are destroyed, causing a severe lack of insulin. This is thought to be the result of the body attacking and destroying its own cells in the pancreas- known as an autoimmune reaction.
It's not clear in why this happens, but a number of explanations and possible triggers have been proposed. These include:
1. infection with a specific virus or bacteria
2. exposure as a very young infant to cow's milk, where an as yet unidentified component triggers the autoimmune reaction."
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