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    Is type-1 diabetes a T-cell-mediated autoimmune disease?

Posted on Mon, 21 Aug 2017 in Diabetes
Question: How is the T cell involved in the destruction of auto immune in diabetes type 1 for children 7 years old. thank you very much doctor
Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
About autoimmune distruction in type 1 Diabetes:

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,
I can understand your concern regarding to a 7 year old child diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes.
Well, now it is approved that Type 1 diabetes is a T cell-mediated autoimmune disease.
As you may know, Beta cells in the pancreas produce insulin. In type 1 diabetes, another type of white blood cells known as B lymphocytes work to activate the autoreactive T cells, or T lymphocytes, to destroy the beta cells in the pancreas.
The damaged cells cannot carry glucose to cells causing it to build up in the blood, leading to type 1 diabetes.
This is a summarized mechanism, but if you need a detailed one i can attach some studies that explain it in details.

Kind regards,

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
Follow up: Dr. Mirjeta Guni 23 minutes later
yes please that would be helpful if you can attached it might help me better understand. thank you so much
Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Articles giving information regarding to type 1 Diabetes:

Detailed Answer:
Here are some links giving detailed information regarding type 1 Diabetes, mechanism:

Best wishes,
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