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Type-2 diabetes an autoimmune disease?

Discussion in 'Adults with Type 2' started by Ellen, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Ellen

    Ellen Senior Member

    Oct 22, 2005
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2011
  2. TheFormerLantusFiend

    TheFormerLantusFiend Approved members

    Sep 10, 2006
    It's been known for a while that 10-15% of people diagnosed type 2 have antibodies associated with type 1, even with an onset and disease course characteristic of type 2 diabetes.
    I think there's evidence that dysglycemia furthers diabetogenic autoimmunity- in particular, the portion of people with genes for monogenic diabetes who then develop type 1.

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