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Old 08-12-2018, 16:29   #31
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Hearts Jounrey, we've been told his GAD test/CPeptide privately takes a min 2 weeks for results 😔

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Boy, I've learned a lot from this thread. I had never heard of GAD other than it being an anxiety disorder, which is why I asked about it. I happen to suffer from anxiety.

Well, I wish your son well Lily, and I sure hope you will know something when you get back from your trip.

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I bet keeping your A1c at 5.6 is the best remedy for minimizing anxiety

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Just think Lilly, in retrospect you and your son could have driven to Liverpool, about 4 hr drive from London, and taken the Ferry P&O Irish Sea (about 8 hr excursion) to Dublin Ireland and paid for the C peptide & GAD tests in a lab not affiliated with NHS, you would have had results in May. Think of it this way. You get both a vacation and you can play the tune by Gerry and the Pacemakers called Ferry Cross the Mersey to comfort you


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Boy, I've learned a lot from this thread. I had never heard of GAD other than it being an anxiety disorder, which is why I asked about it. I happen to suffer from anxiety.

Well, I wish your son well Lily, and I sure hope you will know something when you get back from your trip.

Thank you alamogirl, strangely enough I suffer from anxiety too I take citalapram 10mg. I to had never heard of a GAD test until recently.
My son is doing good, I'm wondering if he is happy with the situation with not getting any results as he seems to be just leading a normal life, he said he feels he is back to how he was before his weekend spike at the end of March, he said if he was having any problems he would be rushing to speak the hospital and demanding the tests. xx


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Just think Lilly, in retrospect you and your son could have driven to Liverpool, about 4 hr drive from London, and taken the Ferry P&O Irish Sea (about 8 hr excursion) to Dublin Ireland and paid for the C peptide & GAD tests in a lab not affiliated with NHS, you would have had results in May. Think of it this way. You get both a vacation and you can play the tune by Gerry and the Pacemakers called Ferry Cross the Mersey to comfort you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08083BNaYcA

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Don't think my son would take a holiday break with his mum HJ....
Love Jerry and the Pacemakers especially that song. ��
I've spoken to him today he said he is busy at work, staying away
a couple of days a week, but more importantly he said he feels good and back to how he was before his (weekend March) spike
He knows we will pay for his GAD/Cpeptide test privately through
Spire, (not NHS) who stated they would have his results back 10-14days after.

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Wasn't there a movie based on the song, "Ferry Cross the Mersey"? I love that song!

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Even son is now saying he is very confused with all this....

He's at a wedding this weekend, he went out last night checked his BS 4 ...eat what everyone else did, he said got back to their room 2 hours later checked his bloods 5
He said he can't believe how he is just eating normal with no spikes, he thought with no insulin he would be having them..
Let's see how the wedding food goes today!.

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Results back ...Hearts Jounrey and all others who have helped me

Son has had his results back, they have said his first two GAD tests came back negative, they did a third test a "ZnT8A" ( Zinc Tramsporter, autoantibody test) is positive so the doctor said the results from this test you get when you have type 1
He said but I'm not on any insulin, feel great and enjoying a great diet
They just said that's just the honeymoon period



So they still seem to believe my son is type 1

Anyone know of this knewish test ZnT8A


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Results back ...Hearts Jounrey and all others who have helped me

Son has had his results back, they have said his first two GAD tests came back negative, they did a third test a "ZnT8A" ( Zinc Tramsporter, autoantibody test) is positive so the doctor said the results from this test you get when you have type 1
He said but I'm not on any insulin, feel great and enjoying a great diet
They just said that's just the honeymoon period



So they still seem to believe my son is type 1

Anyone know of this knewish test ZnT8A
Maybe there's different levels or degrees of the "honeymoon" period. When it happened to me I had a few hypos but I still had to take insulin. Mind you this was 1968/69 and I was only on one shot of Lente Insulin at that time - we (my mom and I) just made sure I was taking less insulin until it was necessary to take more as indicated by urine testing results (how much sugar was being spilled in to my urine).

This was the primitive days of diabetes management - now with fast acting insulins, maybe the honeymoon period poses a greater danger to people.

My advice - test often and see how long and far you can stretch things out. The bottom line - In my opinion - the more stable his Blood Sugar Levels stay the better off he will be and who knows - maybe these tests aren't as accurate as they make them out to be.

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