My son was dx'd 9 months ago at age 8. His A1C was 13.9. He was GADA negative and his ICA (islet cell antibody) level was 1:8. Over the course of this 9 months we have in addition to taking him to the endo doctor also taken him to our (don't cringe) naturopathic doctor. His naturopathic doctor has been working with him to eliminate the problems that are bothering his system. (the only things bothering him have been several flu viruses that his body is holding onto and being vitamin B defecient). After 4 months he saw his endo and his A1C was 7.8. I asked her to check his ICA and it was cut in half and was 1:4. Meaning he still had the antibodies but there are half as many esentially attacking his body. We went back again at 8 months and his A1C was 7.0 and he no longer has any antibodies. I'm not exactly sure what that will mean for him. If there is no antibody attacking his system then will he have a better prognosis? His BG numbers are very controlled. I hardly ever see any highs and I check him about 8 times a day. We've also recently had to decrease his insulin intake substancially. He has been in target range about 75-80% this past month. Has anyone ever heard of the ICA levels dropping? Any toughts?