September 22, 2017 By Elizabeth McCammon
Red blood cells may hold the key to preventing type 1 diabetes

Our immune system is a network of cells, tissues and organs that are supposed to work together to defend the body against attacking invaders such as bacteria. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system turns against the body, destroying the cells that produce insulin in the pancreas (known as beta cells).

Researchers at Whitehead Institute in Boston are now closer to developing a type of treatment that will change the way the immune system behaves. Read more from this research news story now. Click here for other Diabetes Dialogue articles. Subscribe now for just $24, and have each issue delivered directly to your inbox!

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