Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and COVID-19

Author(s): Kamyar Asadipooya, Pengli Bu

Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) accounts for around 5-10% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. It is caused by lack of insulin production, typically secondary to autoimmune destruction of pancreatic β-cell. The exact mechanisms and etiologies are not entirely revealed, but it is thought that genes and environmental factors, such as viruses, might trigger autoimmunity against the pancreas.

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