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Question:

From Lisbon, Portugal:

My five-year-old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in February 2008. She tested positive only to GAD 2. All other tests were negative. Is this "normal" diabetes?

Answer:

The antibody tests are mostly interesting for research purposes, not for treatment. If any of the antibodies are positive, this usually suggests type 1 autoimmune diabetes and confirms the need for insulin.

SB

DTQ-20080526100742
Original posting 2 Jun 2008
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