Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
March 12, 2005
Question from Thornton, Colorado, USA:
My 15 year old son was diagnosed with type 1 three years ago. He is in the SEARCH Trial (Search for Diabetes in Youth) and had blood drawn in January. We have received the test results for the GAD Antibody Index, IAA Index and the IA2 Index. His test results are showing these levels as being high. His GAD is.332, IAA.422 and the IA2 is.038. The normal reference ranges, provided by the lab are: GAD 0-.085, IAA 0-.010 and IA2 0-.017. Are these test results something that we should be informing our doctors about? Should we be concerned?
Why not share this with your diabetologist? They are islet cell antibody tests and only indicate that he has typical type 1 autoimmune diabetes. Any more specific questions would be reasonable for you to contact the study staff and direct the questions to them since they would have the most specific information for you.