This test is used to evaluate the level of antibodies against insulin producing cells (beta cells) in pancreas. It aids in the diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes also known as insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM. IDDM is characterized by alarming low levels of insulin in the body. Insulin functions to control the level of glucose in the blood. The autoantibodies attack and damage the pancreas and devoid it from the production of insulin. The symptoms that lead to the recommendation of this test include fatigue, increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, dizziness, blur vision and weight loss.
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