A 38-year-old member asked:
is insulin resistance the same as hyperinsulinism?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Bac Nguyen answered
22 years experience Family Medicine
You are correct: Insulin resistance refers to the body needing higher level of Insulin to keep the sugar level down to normal or close to normal. Hyperinsulism = body has higher level of Insulin in circulation at virtually all time. So, the terms are of same meaning, at least with regard to diabetes/Insulin resistant state. If u have concern, consult doc. Good luck.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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