A 51-year-old male asked:
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Blood insulin=29.5 On lantus (insulin glargine) 62 units, humalog 17 units. Am I still producing endogenous insulin?

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
27 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Need more info: Most people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes continue to make insulin for many years. The way to tell this is by measuring a blood level of c-peptide. Also- Since you are only 45, if you are not obese, would check with your doctor to see if you might have later onset type 1.
Answered on Dec 31, 2016
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Dr. Ira Katz
Dr. Ira Katz commented
23 years experience in Endocrinology
I agree completely with the above, unfortunately the test with the answer is not here...your doctor or one on HealthTap could arrange for the c-peptide if necessary.
Apr 22, 2016

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