From Lebanon, Indiana, USA:
Recently, my doctor told me that my C-peptide was 6.9 and that I would develop diabetes at sometime in my life. I am 46 year old female who is obese. What does this test tell me?
C-peptide test is useful to determine whether or not you are producing enough insulin on your own. Since your C-peptide level was 6.9, you are producing insulin.
I would think that your doctor was concerned about your weight being a major risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes, not type 1, and may be interested in following your C-peptide level over time to see if it declines.
The best way for you to avoid developing diabetes is to start a diet and exercise program as soon as possible. Even a modest weight loss (such as twenty pounds) will lower your risk.
Original posting 24 Jul 2002
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:36
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