I have been trying to get into a trial for people with newly diagnosed type 1. I went and got all the blood tests to see if I qualify and imagine my surprise when the doc told me all of my antibody tests were negative. Two months ago I tested positive for GAD antibodies. The test was <.02 was normal and I was .16. That’s the only antibody test I got and it was used to diagnose me. Here are the results from a blood test last week:
normal is <20
normal is <5
normal is <0.010
normal is <.030
He wants me to have my endo retest.
I am not sure what to think about this. How has my autoimmune attack stopped when I am still producing insulin? If I don’t get a positive antibody test this will disqualify me from the trial. I am extremely confused. Should I be happy that it stopped or is it temporary and it will just start again. After all all the numbers are not 0 so there is a small trace of antibodies, just not enough to be positive. I am growing weary of this rollercoaster.