Hi everyone! Last month, while attempting to meet health insurance requirements to obtain an insulin infusion pump, my daughter was subjected to many lab tests- mainly because the lab kept messing up the results.
Anyway, during her first visit to the lab, her doc ran tests for GAD65 autoantibodies; the results were negative- meaning she had none. Due to a mistake at the lab she had to return to redraw one of the tests so, out of curiosity, the doc had them run labs for IA2; again, the results were negative. Another mistake at the lab prompted a third trip- this time the doc had them draw for IAA- it came back negative as well. However, her c-peptide came back with the following result: <0.01% -which obviously means she has no insulin production.
Has anyone else experienced this? I thought the antibodies were the cause of insulin production loss. Did I missunderstand? Also I thought the antibodies are the indicators for Type I, so since she’s lacking the antibodies does this classify her as a Type II diabetic? Or, since she has no insulin production is she technically a Type I? Or, is she both?
Thank-you for any input,