Islet auto antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system that is associated with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is a condition characterized by lack of insulin due to autoimmune process that destroys the Insulin producing beta cells in Pancreas. Islet auto antibodies can be present prior to diagnosis of type 1 Diabetes and appear...
When to get Tested
When a person is newly diagnosed with diabetes and to distinguish between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
When a person with type 2 diabetes is having difficulty in controlling glucose levels with treatments , In such case a positive islet autoantibody can indicate that diagnosis is type 1 diabetes and not type 2 diabetes.
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