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15

Researchers look for Type 1 longevity secrets

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Many people who have lived with Type 1 diabetes for 50 years never expected to see their senior years. The tides are changing, however, and it is becoming increasingly common among people with Type 1 diabetes to live much longer than expected.

A Canadian study is underway to find out the secrets to long life with Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes. “We are now seeing that people with Type 1 diabetes can live for a lot longer than we had initially thought,” says Dr. Bruce Perkins, an endocrinologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto who is heading the national study.

The Diabetes Management & Supplies Learning Center explains that while the cause of Type 1 diabetes is unknown, it is believed to be an autoimmune disorder. These conditions occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. With Type 1 diabetes, an infection or some other trigger causes the body to destroy the cells in the pancreas that make insulin.

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