Genetic Risk for Type 1 Diabetes Driven by Faulty Cell Recycling (image) University of Michigan Health System Share Print E-Mail Caption Gene mutation sets off accumulation of unhealthy beta cells that can no longer produce insulin needed to control blood sugar. Researcher who lives with type 1 diabetes published genetic finding in Cell. Credit University of Michigan Health System Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.