F214 A2 BIOLOGY The causes of Type 1 diabetes

F214 A2 BIOLOGY The causes of Type 1 diabetes

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  • Type 1 diabetes
    • Insulin dependant because insulin is no longer made./secreted by the beta cells in the islets of langerhan located in the pancreas
      • Regular insulin shots are given in order to raise blood glucose concentration
    • Autoimmune responce: The bodys own immune system attacks the beta cells in the islets of langerhans of the pancreas
      • Body is incapable of secreting insulin, which is the reaosn why body glucose concentration soars after a rich carb mean
    • Viral attacks of the body
  • Causes hypoglycaemia because patient cannot store excess glucose as glycogen in the liver
    • Type 1 diabetes
      • Insulin dependant because insulin is no longer made./secreted by the beta cells in the islets of langerhan located in the pancreas
        • Regular insulin shots are given in order to raise blood glucose concentration
      • Autoimmune responce: The bodys own immune system attacks the beta cells in the islets of langerhans of the pancreas
        • Body is incapable of secreting insulin, which is the reaosn why body glucose concentration soars after a rich carb mean
      • Viral attacks of the body

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