$5 Could Tell if You Are Type 1

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2014-10-23 23:14:57 -0500
Started 2014-10-19 17:03:51 -0500

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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Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-10-23 23:14:57 -0500 Report

Wow, this is really interesting. I love to hear about these new tests that are being developed with the latest technology. I think it will become more and more easy and cost effective to monitor ourselves for all kinds of conditions.

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