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Question:

From Canada:

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?

Answer:

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.

JTL

DTQ-20010406050916B
Original posting 13 Apr 2001
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms

  
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