Wednesday, March 14, 2012
C-peptide a useful waste product of insulin production
There is one molecule of C-peptide produced for each molecule of insulin. C-peptide can be measured in the blood and urine and can be used to determine if someone is making insulin. The problem is that people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes can continue making small amounts of insulin and C-peptide for a long time. Remember , people with Type 1 Diabetes are not the only ones with insulin deficiency. Insulin deficiency is also the primary problem for people with type 2 diabetes.
I have attached an article abstract from Diabetes Care on this subject.
Tomorrow- C-peptide , a clue for the " Doctor / Detective ".
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