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Type 1 diabetes mellitus is primarily characterized by:

Type 1 diabetes mellitus is primarily characterized by:

A) Insulin resistance
B) Autoimmune destruction of pancreatic beta cells
C) Obesity
D) Decreased insulin production

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Answer: B) Autoimmune destruction of pancreatic beta cells

Explanation: Type 1 diabetes results from the immune system attacking insulinproducing beta cells in the pancreas, leading to insulin deficiency.

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