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[IP] Re: Halle Berry
Immune-mediated diabetes (Type 1A). This form of diabetes results
from a cellular-mediated autoimmune destruction of the beta cells
of the pancreas. Markers of the immune destruction of the beta
cell include islet cell autoantibodies and other antibodies. One
and usually more of these autoantibodies are present in 85 - 90%
of individuals when fasting hyperglycemia is initially detected.
Also, the disease has strong HLA associations.
Idiopathic diabetes (Type 1B). Some forms of Type 1 diabetes have
no known etiologies. Some of these patients have permanent
insulin deficiency and are prone to ketoacidosis but have no
evidence of autoimmunity. Although only a minority of patients
with Type 1 diabetes fall into this category, of those who do,
most are of African, Hispanic, or Asian origin. Individuals with
this form of diabetes suffer from episodic ketoacidosis and
exhibit varying degrees of insulin deficiency between episodes.
This form of diabetes is strongly inherited, lacks immunological
evidence for beta cell autoimmunity, and is not HLA associated.
An absolute requirement for insulin replacement therapy in
affected patients may come and go.
What is type 1a and 1b? I've never heard of these.
Take care, Kerri, alulitsuti (mother of many children) & the
little guy due 3/10/01
"There is a special magic and holiness about the girl and woman.
They are the bringers of life to the people, and the teachers of
the little children." - Sweet Medicine, Cheyenne
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