One in every three people with type 1 diabetes produces insulin years post-diagnosis

21 diciembre 2014

About one-third of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) produce insulin, as measured by C-peptide, a byproduct of insulin production, even upward of forty years from initial diagnosis, according to a first-of-its-kind, large-scale study. This sheds new light on the long-accepted belief that these patients lose all ability to produce any insulin, and could have significant policy implications, said the researchers.