From Ismailia, Egypt:
My 7-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Her first fasting C-peptide was 0.7. Three weeks later, her non-fasting C-peptide was 2.04 and she was negative for antibodies. She is thin, weighs 20 kg (44 pounds). Is it possible she has type 2 or MODY?
Hope that she was diagnosed without being too sick. Antibody negative at diagnosis at that age is quite unusual but depends upon the laboratory doing the antibody tests. In the best laboratories around the world, diabetes antibody levels are not 100% but only about 80% positive in type 1 diabetes. If this were picked up early, then there still could be some insulin production that could explain positive C-peptide levels. Over time, these usually decline, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly and sometimes in-between. The tighter the glucose control, the more the C-peptide persists. You should have your diabetes team recheck antibody levels in about two to three months to see if they stay negative or change. And, make sure you are working with a good pediatric diabetes team, if not in Ismalia, then in Cairo.
Original posting 19 Apr 2016
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: Tuesday April 19, 2016 15:04:53
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.