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Patients have long told us that their grandmother lived to 100 and had diabetes for 40 years with no problems, or that no one in their family has had it before so how could they have gotten it? These patients usually become our worst nightmares because they don’t take their …

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #23: Pancreatic Morphology in Normal and Diabetic States Part 3 of 4

Disturbances in pancreas/islet morphology in diabetes: Type 1 diabetes (T1DM) is classically associated with autoimmune destruction of beta cells. However, the pancreas is more broadly affected, with overall pancreas size being decreased in individuals with this form of diabetes, and loss of exocrine tissue occurring close to areas of immune infiltration.

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