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Insulin trigger for diabetes

Type I diabetes occurs when the immune system destroys crucial cells in the pancreas. But what prompts the body to turn against itself so disastrously? It seems that insulin is the key.

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Figure 1: Development of type I diabetes.

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von Herrath, M. Insulin trigger for diabetes. Nature 435, 151–152 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/435151a

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