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Type 1 diabetes (T1D)

Also known as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) or juvenile-onset diabetes

Organ-specific autoimmune disorder (pancreatic islets)

Hyperglycaemia results from: - specific auto-destruction of insulin-secreting -cells in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas

    - autoantibodies agaist GAD65

Etiology and pathogenesis of autoimmune diabetes largely unknown

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