No antibodies?

I’ve been reading posts here and so many of you know so much! I thought I should ask this question here.
My 9 month old baby diagnosed as a T1D, 2 months ago.
1 day after his 6 months shots we ended up in the hospital with DKA. Very weird. Never sick before. Anyways drs say “nothing” to do w/ shots.

Here is my big question: my son is negative for all antibodies. He had GAD, Islet cell and insulin Ab test-
Also he had a neonatal panel done as well for different genetic mutations- all negative as well.
He is breastfeed and I take levothyroxine for hypothyroidism for more than 20+ years.

I feel there is something not adding up. He is on the pump right now.
Any ideas??
Thanks in advance.

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Hello @lisa_riera welcome to Type One Nation. I know it’s hard for a number of reasons. I’m a Dad to a really cool kid (he doesn’t have T1) and I’d go to the end of the Earth for him. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease. For whatever reason your baby’s body attacked its own insulin cells. Antibody tests aren’t always conclusive. This isn’t going to go away and he will need insulin the rest of his life. We have members here taking insulin for 70+ years starting at a time when insulin was practically first available. All I’m trying to say is that it isn’t something you did or something you should have done, and there’s no going back. The pump is a great tool and so is CGM I am glad you have them available.


I’m not trying to give you false hope but more information. This team is studying diabetes in children diagnosed under 1 and it’s truly fascinating: