The great majority of individuals developing type 1A diabetes lose the ability to secrete insulin following intravenous glucose months to years prior to the onset of diabetes (53-59). The test is usually performed with the infusion of 0.5 g/kg of glucose over several minutes, with determination of fasting insulin and insulin at 1 and 3 min after glucose infusion. The Islet Cell Antibody Register User Study (ICARUS) testing has been widely adopted (59).
Loss of first-phase insulin secretion upon intravenous glucose tolerance testing (IVGTT) can precede abnormalities of glucose tolerance. For any given expression of anti-islet autoantibodies, loss of first-phase insulin secretion is associated with an earlier progression to overt diabetes. The test itself has a number of caveats. In very young children, a first-test effect has been observed, with almost absent first-phase secretion (60). Children younger than 8 yr have lower first-phase secretion compared to teenagers and adults, and percentiles by age groups have been calculated. Finally, the diagnosis of type 1A diabetes relies upon fasting glucose or glucose on an oral glucose tolerance test, and individuals can have both type 1A and insulin resistance usually associated with type 2 diabetes.
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