A 22-year-old female asked:
After a blood test the doctor said i have low beta cell function. weight, glucose, cholesterol and basal insulin level are ok. is that normal?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Need Clarification: I'm not really sure what your doctor would mean by "low beta cell function" if your glucose and Insulin levels are normal. I would ask for some clarification from your doctor about what was meant by this comment and how this interpretation was made.
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