Diabetes is a chronic disorder in which sugar level in the blood is abnormally high. There are two categories for this disease: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The C-peptide serum test allows clinicians to differentiate the two.
Type 1 diabetes is characterized by the inability of the body to produce insulin due to the immune system mistakenly attacking the cells of the pancreas. The cause of type 1 diabetes is not completely understood and researches are ongoing, however, many scientists look into the genetic and environmental factors that influence the condition.
Type 2 diabetes, on the other hand, is a condition wherein the body does not effectively use insulin to manage glucose levels in the blood. Lifestyle choices such as diet and inactivity are assumed to contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes.
Getting C-peptide serum test will provide essential information on which type of diabetes you may have. This information will lead to a fast and accurate medical response to your condition.
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