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What happens in the pancreas of someone with type 1 diabetes?

In type 1 diabetes, the immune system mistakenly attacks the beta cells of the pancreas, where insulin is normally made. This means that there is little or no insulin for the body to use. Without insulin, glucose cannot enter the body’s cells. As a result, cells do not get the energy they need, and glucose builds up in the blood.

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