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does a low insulin serum level on a blood test mean low blood sugar

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need more info: Why was blood insulin level tested? It is not the usual work-up for diabetes. If your fasting blood glucose is 77, that is normal. You should discuss ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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No: Hi. No, low blood sugar does not cause itching in the feet or elsewhere. Furthermore, a serum glucose of 62 is not low in spite of the normal range gi ... Read More
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
No: Besides, a finger stick of 62 is normal in a healthy female. Stop checking your sugar, you don't have diabetes.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Only if it is tested: Your doctor has to request the test for blood sugar and indicate if it is fasting or random blood sugar level. Most testing doe snot include blood su ... Read More
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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
28 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Yes: If the sample is obtained when the blood sugar is low and collected and run appropriately (in a hospital lab) it can be diagnostic for hypoglycemia. T ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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High.....: But more info needed to interpret this piece of lab.......Blood sugar, HbA1C, Clinical situation.....
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
I assume: Your doctor meant your hba1c test, which normally is 6% or below. Diet, exercise, education, weight loss and oral medication are usually sufficient to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Insulin resistant.: You can always seek a second medical opinion on any medical issue. That being said, it would not be unheard of to have insulin resistance with a norm ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Trust your doc: This is normal and should not be investigated further unless you have signs or symptoms of hypoglycemia.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Incomplete info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Lots of things: This can be fine for a growing child or teen, an older person with subclinical paget's (extremely common), or even someone who's non-fasting and just ... Read More
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