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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Monday, June 24, 2013
Two diabetes-related autoantibodies were found to be the strongest indicators of diabetes risk
Two diabetes-related autoantibodies were found to be the strongest indicators of diabetes risk. The authors said that type 1 diabetes usually has a "preclinical phase that can be identified by the presence of autoantibodies to antigens of the pancreatic beta cells." Data gathered from three different studies, which included a total of 13377 children, were used in the analysis. At the 10-year follow-up, an overwhelming 70 percent of the children with multiple islet autoantibodies developed type 1 diabetes, compared to 15 percent among those with just one autoantibody.