2. If I need to go on the insulin pump, will I need a C-peptide test?
You may. Insulin pumps are usually recommended for those who are not producing sufficient insulin. Sometimes a C-peptide test will be ordered during an initial evaluation to check the status of your beta cells and to see if you are still producing insulin.
Researchers are starting to better understand the role of C-peptide in the body. Some studies have been conducted to evaluate the use of C-peptide as a therapy for those with diabetes. Results have been promising, showing decreased diabetic complications with improvements in kidney function, blood flow, and nerve function. However, further studies are needed.
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