Gut Bacteria, Antibiotics, and the Rise of Type 1 Diabetes
Breaking research investigates antibiotic use in children and the later development of type 1 diabetes. Could antibiotics be altering the gut biome and impacting future health?
Type 1 diabetes, usually diagnosed in young adults and children, is an autoimmune disorder; it is sometimes referred to as juvenile diabetes.
The individual’s immune system attacks and destroys specific cells within the pancreas – islet cells – that create insulin.
With the following decrease in insulin, blood glucose builds up and damages nerves and blood vessels.
The exact causes of type 1 diabetes are not understood; both genes and environmental factors are thought to play a role.
Source: Medical News Today