IF YOU ARE A DI­A­BETIC...

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Di­a­betes is called an au­toim­mune dis­ease. Es­pe­cially in type 1, the im­mune sys­tem mis­tak­enly at­tacks and de­stroys in­sulin­pro­duc­ing pan­cre­atic cells, leav­ing pa­tients de­pen­dent on life­long in­sulin in­jec­tions. In type 2, the body ei­ther does not pro­duce enough in­sulin or does not use it cor­rectly. Be it type 1 or 2, di­a­betes can lower the ac­tions of the im­mune sys­tem, mak­ing those with di­a­betes more prone to chronic ill­ness and in­fec­tions

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