What are islet cell autoantibodies (ICAs) in type 1 diabetes?

Islet cell autoantibodies (ICA) are proteins found in the blood of people newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. They are also found in people who may be developing type 1 diabetes. The presence of ICA indicates that the body's immune system has been damaging beta cells in the pancreas.

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