How Factors Might Interact With Type-1 Diabetes

We consider potential causes of the most prevalent forms of diabetes – Type-1 diabetes. Having introduced the concept of genetic susceptibility and environmental influence, we now turn to see how these factors might interact, and take a look at the events occurring in the body which may ultimately give rise to diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is usually caused by the destruction of the cells in the pancreas which normally, manufacture and secrete insulin. These beta cells are attacked by the body’s own immune system, a phenomenon known as an autoimmune response....Read More