Hey everyone! I was just diagnosed diabetic a month ago at age 30. It had been up in the air if I was type 1 or 2. Many of my symptoms (DKA, visions change, high blood sugar #'s, keytones in urine, etc) pointed to type 1 but my age, family history and some lab results (negative antibodies) pointed to type 2. My endocrinologist believes me to be type 1, even though my antibody tests came back negative, based off majority of my symptoms along with my c-peptide and insulin levels. She believes I haven't started producing antibodies since it's only been about 5 weeks since this whole ordeal has started.
Here's my question...can somebody be type 1 with none of the antibodies? Obviously, I am not questing my endocrinologist and her diagnosis but I'm curious if anyone else has come across this. Does it take a while for antibodies to be present? This was a rapid-onset of diabetes because all my symptoms came within 3 weeks, after a flu-like sickness. I just wonder if I will eventually will produce antibodies or if I can be type 1 and antibody-free.
Needless to say, it's been quite the roller coaster. Thanks for your input and help.