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From Lakewood, Colorado, USA:

Are alpha cells affected by the autoimmune response like the beta cells? In other words are they destroyed in the same way? Knowing their importance, does having Type 1 in any other way affect the functioning of these cells?


Alpha cells make glucagon and they are destroyed with the rest of the islet tissue in the autoimmune process.


Original posting 8 Jul 1999
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