Persistently Elevated Insulin in a T1DM

An 11-year-old type 1 diabetes patient has presented at an AACC member’s institution with low C-pep in the face of a high insulin result. Endocrinologists suspect the patient or family are administering too much insulin but have asked the lab if there could be an alternative physiological cause. One member recommends testing for insulin autoantibodies to answer this question.


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