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A 40-year-old member asked:

can hypovolemic shock be caused by too much insulin?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
Not typically: Too much Insulin can cause hypoglycemic shock.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can hypovolemic shock be caused by an unbalanced insulin level?

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Dr. Steve Montoya
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Maybe: Low Insulin use with high blood sugar level over 1000.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for insulin levels to cause hypovolemic shock?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Only injected: Only injected Insulin is capable of causing that. Your body's own Insulin isn't sufficient, unless you have a vanishingly rare tumor that secretes insulin. Check w/your doctor. They've probably never even seen one of those tumors as they're very, very rare.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that hypovolemic shock be caused by unstable insulin levels?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Insulin and shock: If you mean can hypovolemia be caused by low Insulin levels, the answer is "yes". Patients with low Insulin levels can have a large urine output that, if not corrected by giving enough insulin, can dehydrate a patient. This is what happens to those diabetics who go into ketoacidosis, type1, and those that go in a hyperosmolar state, type 2. Fluids and Insulin administration are required to treat.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that unstable insulin levels cause hypovolemic shock?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
No: Insulin affects glucose levels, not blood pressure. Hypovolemic shock would be unrelated to Insulin levels.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Could insulin levels cause hypovolemic shock?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
No: High Insulin levels causes low blood sugar, not low blood volume.

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