From Merritt Island, Florida, USA:
My two year old has newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes. Is there any way to test how much insulin is still available in his system?
Residual insulin in the pancreas is probably best measured with C-peptide levels, but usually ease of controlling blood glucose levels provides a good clinical estimate of residual insulin availability. C-peptide measurements are mostly done for research purposes, however, since they do not provide much assistance in day to day diabetes management.
Original posting 22 Oct 2001
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:26
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