Type 1 diabetes is a chronic (life-long) autoimmune disease. The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown but in this week's podcast, I interview Ake Lernmark, MD, PhD and we discuss what is new with Type 1 Diabetes.
What is autoimmune diabetes? Autoimmune Diabetes is Type 1 diabetes. It is a chronic (life-long) autoimmune disease. T1D, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes that prevents your pancreas from making insulin.
Sjögren's (SHOW-grins) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. According to the National Institute of Health, an estimated 4 million Americans are affected and mostly women.