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    Immunity and diabetes
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    dteresa posted:
    Perhaps this short video explains type 1and a half diabetes in thin people??

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB7jBjOy8xE&feature=relmfu

    Will this be the answer someday to reversing diabetes even in the obese? Or, if this produces a therapy that works, will it remove the incentive for the obese to lose weight if they have diabetes?

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    mrscora01 responded:
    This video is about type 2, not type 1.5. He is talking about the role of the immune system in obesity related type 2. Type 1.5 is not associated with weight and is basically type 1 (formerly known as juvenile diabetes) in adults. Also, he is talking about inflammatory T cells in the role of type 2, and these inflammatory cells are not the cause of the autoimmune response in type 1.5. Why do you think it would be helpful in thin people when the research was about the inflammatory T cells in adipose (fat) tissue? He did talk about auto antibodies in normal weight individuals, but these antibodies influenced type 2, not type 1. Sorry, but his research does not apply to type 1 (or type 1.5).

    Cora



    Cora
    T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008


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