For the first time in the world, a C-peptide blood test is being arranged for diabetics in Scotland. As a result, type-1 diabetics do not need to take insulin. This has been proved in a study. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), a UK-based news outlet, published the report on Saturday (October 30th).
According to a BBC report, this C-peptide blood test can be used to find out how much insulin is being produced in a patient’s body. Even as diabetics take insulin year after year, their medical care will change.
Blood tests will be available in Scotland from November. Accurate information on the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes can be obtained through the test. However, there will be differences in the causes of type-1 patients to type-2 patients.
There are two main types of diabetes. Type-1 diabetes and type-2 diabetes. Insulin is not produced in the body of a person with type 1 diabetes.
On the other hand, in the case of type-2 diabetes, the body of the person affected does not produce enough insulin or even if it is produced, it does not work properly.
After two years of pilot research, Professor Mark Strachan, a diabetes and endocrinology consultant, said the new C-peptide blood test would allow doctors to determine how much insulin a diabetic patient is making on their own.