I am Chinese, I was 21 years old when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and there is no history of diabetes in my family. I am in my honeymoon phase, I require no insulin, but I still take 1 unit of NPH a day. How common is type 1B diabetes for my race? Should I have an antibody test?
It is true that Chinese people have lower incidence rates of type 1 diabetes, compared to northern Europeans. However, no ethnic groups are spared. The antibody test is helpful when the diagnosis is in doubt.
Original posting 13 Apr 2001
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:20
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