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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Dr. Carlos Villavicencio
of Seattle Children’s Hospital giving tips for preventing window falls.
Este video de 30 segundos presenta los consejos del doctor
, de Seattle Children's Hospital, para prevenir caídas desde ventanas.
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, a psychologist who specializes in treating gastrointestinal diseases, offers insights into the emotional and psychological toll
inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
can take. Families affected by IBD share how they have learned to better deal with their child's illness.