There are more than 100 known autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes and lupus.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes as an adult, ask your doctor if tests for autoimmunity were performed.
Further research could possibly lead to new therapies for Type 2 diabetes that address autoimmunity , or to prevention efforts if environmental triggers of autoimmunity — such as chemicals or pollution — can be linked to diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is often described as an autoimmune disease resulting from interactions between genetic susceptibility and environmental factor(s) resulting in the destruction of insulin-producing beta cells.
For over 40 years, investigators have understood that type 1 diabetes was an autoimmune disorder.
People suffering from the autoimmune skin disorder known as psoriasis may face an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
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