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A 35-year-old member asked:

Does being hypoglycemic/having low blood sugar, cause high or low insulin levels or low insulin levels?

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Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
Pathology 58 years experience
See below: Insulin drives sugar into cells so a low blood sugar is caused by high insulin.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What can cause my body to produce low blood sugar and high insulin levels?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 42 years experience
Insulinoma: Insulin is the only hormone that brings your blood sugar down. Your Insulin levels should be very low if your blood sugar is low. If you have low blood sugar and a high Insulin level, then you have something that is producing Insulin abnormally. Ask your doctor to explain!
A 30-year-old member asked:

Diagnosed with high insulin levels with normal blood sugar?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Insulin resistance: Normal sugars don't rule out Insulin resistance, because as long as the pancreas can make enough Insulin to overcome the resistance, sugars will stay normal. The high Insulin levels often lead to high sugars and diabetes, though, so working on diet & exercise & losing weight will help keep your future healthy!
A 29-year-old member asked:

What are the signs of low blood sugar and how is it related to insulin?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Insulin & Glucose: Insulin allows cells to use glucose as fuel. It helps to regulate blood sugar. Too much will bring blood sugar down putting/keeping it in storage and making it less available to cells. When this happens, hypoglycemia occurs. One may feel shaky, dizzy, headache, nausea, sweaty, etc. Which is a prompt to treat the low blood sugar. Severe lows can cause loss of consciousness, seizure, death.

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