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My husband and son both have type 1 diabetes and have their hemoglobin A1cs done every three months, but I would like a more extensive test done. Is there any test that can be done to check the pancreas?


I think you are asking about the reserve of the pancreas to make insulin. C-peptide is a protein made by the pancreas when insulin is made which can be measured after a standard test meal. If low, there is no insulin in the pancreas.


Original posting 17 Feb 2002
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections


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