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A 38-year-old female asked:

Can someone have normal insulin level but high blood sugar?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Insulin resistance: This is typical of most adult diabetics and prediabetics.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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Thanks for your kind words. Glad to help.
Oct 10, 2017
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: With pancreatic disease and with diabetes, insulin levels are low in proportion to the sugar stimulus. Also, insulin levels fall 1-2 hours after a glucose challenge but depending on dietary intake, glucose may still be somewhat elevated.

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My blood sugar is high with fasting & insulin. Why?

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Because: You have diabetes and are not on an appropriate regimen of diet, exercise, medication etc. Check w/your doctor or diabetes care team.
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How can high blood sugar levels affect your health?

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Docs, what's a dangerously high blood sugar level?

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