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Diabetes Type 1 Profile - Lab Tests - At Chennai

Diabetes Type I Profile


Type 1 Diabetes is a condition characterized by a lack of insulin due to autoimmune processes that destroy the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.

Determining which type of diabetes is present allows for early treatment with the most appropriate therapy to avoid complications from the disease. Type 1 Diabetics must self-check their glucose levels and inject themselves with insulin several times a day to control the level of glucose in their blood. It is recommended to follow a healthy diet and take regular physical activity. It can develop at any age but usually appears before the age of 40 and especially in childhood. It is the most common type of diabetes found in childhood.

  • Going to the toilet a lot, especially at night.
  • Being really thirsty.
  • Feeling more tired than usual.
  • Losing weight without trying to.
  • Genital itching or thrush.
  • Cuts and wounds take longer to heal.
  • Blurred vision.

Presence of Diabetes

It can cause major health problems if you do not keep your blood sugar in check. However, you can stay healthy and feel good despite your diagnosis if you follow your doctor’s recommended treatment plan and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Individuals must choose foods wisely, exercise regularly, maintain a normal weight, reduce stress level and make other modest lifestyle changes, living with diabetes will be easier.




Test Components

GAD abs, Islet cell antibody (ICA abs), IA2, Insulin antibody total, Insulin fasting, C peptide

Sample Requirements

5 ml of serum

Dosage The four most common autoantibody tests used to distinguish between type 1 diabetes and diabetes due to other causes are GAD abs, ICA abs, IA2 and IA. If ICA, GADA, and/or IA-2A are present in a person with symptoms of diabetes, the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes is confirmed. C peptide test helps in determining how much insulin the pancreas is prodcing on its own. This is especially important if you are newly diagnosed with diabetes.

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