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GAD Autoantibodies

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by CC1, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. Shiba Park

    Shiba Park Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Nothing detectable, unless I'm still in it...

    No crazy plunges out of nowhere, no soft landing after under-estimating carbs. I'm very sensitive to insulin so maybe my honeymoon period was the last hurrah before diagnosis? Ho hum.
     
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  2. michita

    michita Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think my consultants at diagnosis wanted to kill off my remaining beta cells... I want to keep my remaining function as long as possible as I think it’s helping. That was one of the reasons I went low carb. I’ve recently had my c peptide and antibodies tests done, now 3 years after diagnosis (and maybe about 10 years after initial trigger). I will report back my results when I get them. Any chance my beta cells are regenerating ? Most likely not .... :-D
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Precisely! It’s all very well having beta cells helping, but they have no impact if you are consistently out of range. My HBA1C improved massively once the honeymoon had buzzed off. And I am in range, with a pretty straight line on my Libre most of the time. I am not a very low carber, but usually under less than 80 a day as that is the way I enjoy eating. Always have even pre diagnosis days. However, if I want to eat more I do.
     
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    SB.25 Other · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, just to let you know i am basically the same position as you. GAD antibodies negative, C- peptide low. I'm 26 and have never been overweight. I'm just treated as T1 - it works well (apart from mornings where it seems like no matter what i eat i also go above 12).

    I sort of think OI'm lucky as my diet isn't particularly restricted, unlike a T2 who has to be more careful. I've also found that some carby foods actually works quite well for me - especially pasta - pizza on the other hand is never so good!
     
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  5. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Do they even bother to test GAD or c-peptide for new child T1s in these days? I was diagnosed at 8, early because of my T1 mother noticing symptoms of thirst, but I was straight onto insulin and I never even heard of the honeymoon period until a few years ago....
    But in those days the only home testing kits were a urine testing chemistry experiment, so the only test you had was whether you'd been more or less than 10 for the last few hours.
     
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