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Insulin Antibodies

Since type 1 diabetes is caused by an autoimmune destruction of pancreatic tissue, sometimes insulin antibody measurements are used to gain more information about a type 1 diabetic. Like insulin and C-peptide, insulin antibodies are not measured to diagnose or monitor a diabetic patient.