Type 1 diabetes is considered a progressive autoimmune disease, in which the beta cells that produce insulin are slowly destroyed by the body's own immune system. It is unknown what first starts this process, but evidence suggests that both a genetic predisposition and environmental factors, such as a viral infection, are involved.
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