Is it necessary to do the C-peptide, insulin, and antibodies tests in a newly diagnosed 12 year old boy? His BMI is 26 and there is no family history of diabetes. The boy had symptoms of diabetes for one month, weight loss of nine kilos (four pounds), and presented with diabetic ketoacidosis. What is done next to determine the type of diabetes this child has?
No, the tests are not necessary, but some centers like to do a complete profile for academic reasons.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:00
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