Positive Autoantibody Tests Indicate Type 1 Autoimmune Diabetes

#21

Hi Melitta My son had didnt any tests done until 3 weeks after diagnosis, he had been on insulin for 6 days, then stopped taking it as it made his Blood Sugars to low, would taking insulin for a week effect his results, when he had a anti GAD, 1A2 and ZnT8 test
Both negative part from the positive from ZnT8 test

I’m wondering if the 6day insulin in his body could have effected his results

#22

Hi Lily. I am sorry I was slow to respond. Taking insulin would not affect the test results. He is positive for ZnT8, which means he has Type 1 diabetes. It sounds like he is in the honeymoon phase—after diagnosis and some insulin, the pancreas can recover a bit and the “honeymooner” requires less insulin. It doesn’t mean that the diabetes has gone away. Best of luck to you!

#23

Morning Melitta, No problem I don’t always check the sites I’m on

My son received a letter from the doctor on Tuesday saying to go along with his ZnT8 test he should have had a positive from one of the other tests he had, so he is off back for another test on those two just make sure

#24

Very informative, thank you so much!

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