Biomics Centre

While the cause is still unknown, diabetes is caused by the body’s autoimmune response system when T-cells situated in the lymph nodes attack healthy beta cells within islets.

logo-hires 2When the body’s T-cells are activated they attack insulin producing beta cells within the islets effectively destroying the islets in the process.
After the supposed ‘intruders’ have been eliminated by the immune’s system first line of defense dendritic cells clean up the area and travel back to the lymph nodes.
Once they have arrived at their destination the dendritic cells and other immune cells program developing T-cells to attack insulin producing beta cells and thus the cycle begins all over again.