What Causes Autoimmune Diabetes?

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Autoimmune diabetes is influenced by genetics.

What starts the autoimmune destruction is unknown, but it may be due to environmental factors.

You may want to learn more about  how type 1a diabetes develops. We know type 1a diabetes is caused by an autoimmune process in the body that mistakenly destroys the insulin-producing cells, or beta cells and occurs in genetically predisposed individuals. What starts the autoimmune destruction is unknown, but it may be due to environmental factors.

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