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Related to islet autoantibodies: GAD antibodies
islet autoantibodies, islet cell antibodies,
Antibodies formed against insulin, glutamic acid decarboxylase, or protein tyrosine phosphatase-like molecules. They are serum markers for type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM). Children whose parents have type 1 DM and who have these markers present in their serum have a high risk of developing type 1 DM.