Beta cells are cells that make insulin, a hormone that controls
the level of glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood. Beta cells are
found in the pancreas within clusters of cells known as islets. In
type 1 diabetes
, the body's immune system mistakenly destroys the beta cells.
Without beta cells, the pancreas can't make insulin.
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