Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease characterized by an immune destruction of the insulin producing beta-cells in the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas
As these cells are the only cells in the body that are able to synthesize and secrete insulin in a regulated manner, destruction of these cells renders the patient dependent on exogenous insulin administration for survival
Interventions aimed at preventing the disease have not been successful until now, but lessons from the animal models open new perspectives
Mathieu, C. (2007, December 1). Can we prevent type I diabetes? [Video file]. In The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection, Henry Stewart Talks. Retrieved December 2, 2022, from https://hstalks.com/bs/499/.
Published on December 1, 2007
Archived on February 25, 2021
Prof. Chantal Mathieu has not informed HSTalks of any commercial/financial relationship that it is appropriate to disclose.