The 14 most common autoimmune conditions: Type 1 diabetes, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriasis, Multiple sclerosis, Lupus, Inflammatory bowel disease, Addison’s disease, Graves’ disease, Sjogren’s syndrome, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Myasthenia gravis, Vasculitis, Pernicious anemia, Celiac disease.
If you or a family member are living with more than one disease from this list, you’re not alone. One study reported that 27% of people living with Type 1 diabetes also have at least one other autoimmune condition.
Like many people with Type 1 diabetes know, an autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system attacks your body’s own cells. When the immune system “misfires” in this way, it causes damage to healthy cells rather than foreign cells it’s designed to protect against. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for the immune system to “misfire” in more than one way.
The #NowYouSeeMe Campaign is shedding light on multiple diagnoses of invisible illnesses during the month of May.
#NowYouSeeMe is inspired by Riding On Insulin Founder Sean Busby, a professional backcountry snowboarder living with Type 1 diabetes and Lupus.
Read more HERE–>https://beyondtype1.org/nowyouseeme/