Researchers identified for the first time a pancreas-attacking immune system cell, known as an islet reactive T cell, in a group of people who had recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
is there any one or can you tell me what tests they use to determine if your type 1 or type 2? I have been diagnosed about 13 or more years being type 1 but I am not sure, the doctors I have seen well lets just say I think they like their golf clubs more then their patients. so just wondering what the procedure would be to determine if your type 1 or 2
thanks in advance, hope someone replies. LOL
The current best practice for diagnosing diabetes is to test for T1 by checking for the occurence of any one of the antibodies (GAD, ICA and IA2) which indicate an autoimmune problem and also to check the c-peptide to determine whether too little insulin is being produced. If you have an autoimmunity and your insulin production is deficient, then you are T1. These tests are not "definitive" as only 85-90% of patients who have T1 actually test positive for antibodies. There is no test for T2, the diagnosis of T2 is given as a diagnosis of exclusion (i.e. if you have diabetes, but aren't T1, then you must be T2).
Thanks Brian, would that be under different names. I have like 10 pages of blood and urine tests that a new place did up for me, I am curious to if any of those tests would tell me. they say I am type 1 and I do need insulin. They think I was undiagnosed as a child but think I have always had it. I am now suffering with my eyes, kidney's and I have nerve damage all through my body.
very painful. on top of that I have trigger thumb. LOL. I just want to know for myself if I am type 1 or 2 my mothers side has type 2 diabetes and my grandfather on my fathers side i know had type 1, that is all I really know since I was adopted. know my mothers side of the family but not my fathers.
I also understand that type 2 is hereditary and type 1 probably isn't, so makes me wonder for myself what I am.