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Re: [IP] c-peptide levels

Thanks to all who wrote about the C-Peptide test. Mine came back as less 
than 0.3, so I guess medicare will help pay for pump supplies when I need 

Sue (dalgal)

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>Subject: [IP] c-peptide levels
>Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 16:23:07 -0500
>c-peptide is a peptide which caps the end of the normal insulin chain. as 
>in the body. Human insulin as manufactured is made without this peptide 
>needs to be removed by the body before the insulin can be effective. So, 
>this peptide is present it supposedly signifys that you are making your own
>insulin which, as a type 1 you wouldn't. the normal c-peptide levels in 
>with a functioning pancreas are 0.8 to 3.5. if you are fasting and taking
>insulin it will be low. I always thought this was a dumb requirement,  
>since a
>documented episode of DKA is  a more accurate indicator.
>Now, the government pays for type 2's with pumps so what is the difference
>anyhow. C peptide is useful and has been shown to reduce diabetic 

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