From San Jose, California, USA:
What tests determine the degree of insulin production and pancreatic islet cell destruction?
The most common clinical test is to determine the level of a peptide in the blood known as C-peptide in response to a challenge that raises the blood sugars. The C-peptide should rise with the challenge. There are other more sophisticated ways that are used in research studies. The most common is the intravenous glucose tolerance test.
Original posting 19 Sep 2002
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Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:36
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