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Pancreas still working?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by zuzinka, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. zuzinka

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    Without having done Cpeptide blood test, is there any other way finding out if pancreas still has got some functionality? is there maybe some basal rate ratio with age or something?
     
  2. TheFormerLantusFiend

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    There's no way of being certain, but if your blood sugar drops without a correction when you're high, but doesn't drop if you leave it alone when it's under 100 or so, then that's a pretty certain sign.

    Of course, most type 1s have a whole lot of pancreatic function- just not insulin production. Most of has glucagon production (though abnormal) and about half of type 1 diabetics have totally normal exocrine pancreatic function (the part that deals with fat digestion) with the other half having usually only very slightly abnormal exocrine pancreatic function. It's a rare type 1 whose entire pancreas isn't working.
     
  3. zuzinka

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    ti find all of this and to see what still works what type of blood test or any other test one needs to take to find out?
    Doctors somehow does not want to do even Cpeptide test, because - what for? But I would love to find out
    Thanks in advance
     

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