Urine test distinguishes MODY, type 1 diabetes in children

09/14/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

A urine C-peptide creatinine ratio test showed 100% sensitivity and 78% specificity in distinguishing maturity-onset diabetes of the young from type 1 diabetes mellitus, which could help children receive oral drugs instead of insulin, researchers said. The study, which was presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting, also found the test could be used close to the time of diagnosis.

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