Hello everyone! Today I am moving on to a new topic: type one diabetes.
The Immune System & Type One Diabetes
Type one diabetes is caused by the immune system diminishing the cells in the pancreas, where your body makes insulin. It will cause the body to not have enough insulin to function regularly. This is often referred to has the autoimmune cause, or the autoimmune reaction, because the body is attacking itself.
Scientists are still wondering about why the body attacks itself in this way. We know that it is not caused by eating too much sugar. Another thing that we know is that we cannot prevent it.
If you were to get type one diabetes you would have to get insulin injections on a daily basis. If your blood sugar levels went low, sugar would be the key to keeping them balanced. Type one diabetes usually starts in childhood.
Thank you for reading! In my up coming posts I will continue on with type one, as well as going into type two and the differences between them. I hope you enjoyed it!