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Do Beta Cells Grow Back If You Can Block The Diabetes Antibodies Against Them
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
When patient has autoimmune flares that cause weeks of glucose intolerance and diabetes-type symptoms that resolve, would it be useful to test for antibodies to gad, insulin or islet cells?
Possibly: Autoimmune diseases tend to occur together, so checking for antibodies for type 1 dm can be helpful to assess for that diagnosis. Glucose tolerance should not fluctuate with a flare in gad/insulin/islet abs. It it more likely to be from treatment of the autoimmune flare (steroids) or stress from the flare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 13y/o daughter has type 1 diabetes. She recently had blood work and her tissue transglutaminase antibody IgA came back high at 39, why is this?
Celiac sprue screen: People with type i diabetes are at extra risk for some of the other autoimmune diseases including gluten enteropathy. What her physician will do this this information remains to be seen -- your daughter's old enough to talk and participate in any decisions such as a possible trial of a gluten-free diet. ...Read more
My gad-65 antibody level is 3.4 u/ml. Is this considered low or high? Could it be related to something other than type 1 diabetes?
No: Shoul not affect.Get a more detailed answer ›
Since my liver biopsy showed fatty liver, why is my actin antibody 62 then 54?I am 64yr old f with type 2 diabetes & overweight. Why actin anti so hi
Autoantibody: Anti-actin/anti-smooth muscle antibody is an indication of autoimmunity and may be related to the fatty change.Please see this site for information and discuss the matter with your doctor who likely has more information. http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/asma/tab/test. ...Read more
Can systemic candidiasis infection be considered if the person doesn't have diabetes cancer HIV etc? Person with high sugar diet, heavy antibiotic use
My dad has type II diabetes. He has a staph infection in his foot, what is the best antibiotic to fight that infection? My dad has been battling foot ulcers for years and has lost 4 toes resulting from the ulcers becoming infected. The foot that is curren
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