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From Tacoma, Washington, USA:

My son has type 1 diabetes, and I am always learning new information about his disease. I recently read that type 1 is an autoimmune disease and that type 2 is not autoimmune. Does this mean that the cause of type 1 is different from that of type 2?


Yes, that's correct. type 1 and type 2 diabetes are very different.


[Editor's comment: See Diabetes Basics. SS]

Original posting 25 May 2002
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention


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