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A 39-year-old female asked:

my insulin is 2.9, but glucose stays over 100. doctor says i'm normal. i've been having a lot of symptoms. is it normal?

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Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
Pediatric Endocrinology 45 years experience
Not causing problems: It is important to know just how high your BG is and whether you are being tested in the fasting state or not. A fasting BG of 100-120 could indicate prediabetes if you are overweight but typically the insulin level is higher than yours. Symptoms related to diabetes (excess urination and thirst) generally don't develop unless your BG is over 200 so for now an occasional retest is likely best

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