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Diabetes mellitus is caused due to _____.



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A

Destruction of α cells in Islets

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B

Destruction of β cells in Islets

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C

Destruction of Δ cells in Islets

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D

None of the above


Solution

The correct option is B

Destruction of β cells in Islets


Insulin-dependent diabetes is due to the destruction of the beta cells in the islet of Langerhans. This causes decreased insulin production, leading to elevated blood sugar and hence diabetes. Treatment for this is to provide supplemental insulin. Blood glucose level charting is done to determine the exact dosage required for each patient.

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