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Credit: CDC Visualization of American Diabetic Population (2005) http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/DDT_STRS2/NationalDiabetesPrevalenceEstimates.


Credit: International Diabetes Foundation Visualization of Increase of Diabetes in Children http://www.idf.org/diabetesatlas/5e/diabetes-in-the-young



Red/Green = T cells Blue = Insulin

Credit: Tisch Lab, UNC

Burhan Riaz Ana Lavalle Lida Phillips

5% to 10% of the Diabetic community suffer from type 1 Diabetes.

26 million Americans with diabetes (8% of the population)

85% of people with Diabetes type 1 are adults. Diabetes type 1 in children is expected to increase by 3% per year worldwide. Diabetes has been known since antiquity but its pathogenesis was discovered in 1921.

Background Continued
Caucasians are statistically more prone to Diabetes than AfricanAmericans and Hispanic-Americans.

Familial history of diabetes increase likelihood of the disease.

First written description of diabetes appears on a 1500 BCE Egyptian manuscript


Diagnostic Procedure


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Causes Hyperglycemia


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University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Published June 29, 2012. Antibodies specific for CD4/CD8. Blood sugar returns to normal after 48 hours. After 5 days, 80% of mice in remission.. Observed effect: Increase in regulatory T-cells.
https://dokuwiki.noctrl.edu/doku.php?id=bio: 440:antigen_recognition_-_group_2


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