Autoimmunity is a bit more complex than you might think. If you’re reading this you probably already have at least a little bit of an idea of what an autoimmune disease is: It’s when your body attacks itself. Unfortunately, that’s drastically oversimplifying the problem. There are little-known underlying causes of autoimmunity and much more complicated descriptions of what it really is.
There is a multitude of conditions that affect diabetes. Leaky gut is one of those conditions; some theorize that you can’t even have type 2 diabetes without also having a leaky gut. Moreover, not only could it cause diabetes, it can also perpetually make it worse.