So my endo told me today that I am antibody negative. This was kind of just in passing as we were discussing other things, so I didn't ask what that might mean.
When I got home I looked up antibody negative type 1 and all I could find for certain is that 3% of type 1's are antibody negative...when first diagnosed.
My question is, what exactly does that mean?
I've been type 1 for 27 years and this is the first I've heard that I am antibody negative.
I kind of understand what the antibody deal is, but what's the deal with being negative? I am confused, can someone give me the "for idiots" version of an explanation?