advertisement
 

  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team
Question:

From Broadview Heights, Ohio, USA:

I have had type 1 diabetes for 11 years. I am on an insulin pump and I been having unexplained high blood sugars. I recently had blood work to see if I had insulin antibodies and I was found to have four times the normal amount. What does this mean? Will my body continue to make antibodies and is there a way to prevent this? I am not able to find much info on the Internet.

Answer:

The evidence that insulin antibodies affect blood glucose control is ambivalent; but the majority of reports indicate little change. As long as you take insulin, you are likely to have some insulin antibodies. It seems more probable that your problem lies in the pump catheter. One possibility is that some catheters have had problems and you should contact the pump representative in your area to discuss this. Another possibility is insulin crystallization in the tubing and, if you are using Humalog in the pump, you might see if changing to NovoLog will solve the problem.

DOB

DTQ-20040301074831
Original posting 6 Mar 2004
Posted to Insulin

  
advertisement


                 
  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:56
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.