I found this to be so great. Sometimes Doctors guess that a patient is type 2 just because of age. When you are an adult and end up with type 1 it's almost like they see you with 3 heads. OR on the other hand, if you have a child that you cannot figure out what is wrong. This simple test can be done with a finger stick instead of a blood draw and a lab cost of who knows what.
"Most impressively, the new chip method is able to detect autoantibodies in an extremely small amount of blood (~2 microliters), which means a potential diagnosis could be conducted with just a fingerstick instead of a blood draw. This would be especially welcome for participants in Diabetes TrialNet, a program that screens siblings of people with type 1 diabetes and other participants at risk for type 1 diabetes."
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