Autoantibodies are proteins made by the immune system. Autoantibodies are a sign that your immune system may be attacking the insulin- producing cells in your pancreas. Having these autoantibodies places you at greater risk for developing diabetes.
To do this screening test, a small sample of blood is drawn from your arm at a TrialNet clinic or you can ask us to send you a test kit that you can take to a local lab or your own doctor to have your blood drawn. Then the blood sample is sent to the TrialNet central laboratory for analysis. Taken from TrialNet website
So what is our next step?
We need to confirm the positive, so Connor needs to do the blood draw again. I have the test kit sitting in my kitchen, just waiting. We are waiting for this flu to clear the house before we retest. Today is Connor's first day back to school in a week, he started with a really bad cough and then the flu hit the house.
So next Monday we are planning on taking him to the lab. I have not told him what it was for, I told him we just want to make sure his cold/flu is gone and that he is feeling better. I don't feel like I need to worry this kid because OMGosh this kid worries about EVERYTHING...and this would make him go crazy!!
ALSO TODAY IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY...
TODAY IS CARA' 6TH BIRTHDAY
and she will celebrate it just like every other kid, cupcakes for her class during afternoon snack, presents and a birthday cake tonight. She is so excited, she has even more skip in her step today, she HAD to wear a dress to school and paired it with a beautiful little necklace...very cute!!
Happy birthday to my sweet Cara, I hope her day is as special as she is :)
and of course a shout out to all my American Family & Friends,
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.
I'm so THANKFUL to have you all in our lives.