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Dr. Preeti Kishore
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C Peptide (Overview)

The pancreas is a fish-shaped endocrine gland that is tucked into the stomach and small intestine that has beta cells that secrete insulin; Insulin controls sugar (glucose) metabolism of the entire body. When the Insulin is produced within these cells, it lets off a byproduct, which is a protein molecule called 'c-peptide'. When Insulin is injected directly into body, there's no c peptide produced.


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What is c-peptide assay test in diabetes?

What is c-peptide assay test in diabetes?

Measures insulin: The c-peptide is a by-product molecule that the pancreas makes when producing the Insulin hormone. Clinicians use this blood test measure to determine the Insulin production capacity from the pancreas, and to distinguish from Insulin injected as medication (since Insulin rx does not contain c-peptide). The Insulin assay test itself is also less preferable, due to variations in measurements. ...Read more

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Dr. Preeti Kishore
226 doctors shared insights

C Peptide (Overview)

The pancreas is a fish-shaped endocrine gland that is tucked into the stomach and small intestine that has beta cells that secrete insulin; Insulin controls sugar (glucose) metabolism of the entire body. When the Insulin is produced within these cells, it lets off a byproduct, which is a protein molecule called 'c-peptide'. When Insulin is injected directly into body, there's no c peptide produced.


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One patient your result(c-peptide 1020 pmol/l and glycoceratedhb 9.9%)according to result dr prescribe for him insulin injection so why taken insulin?

One patient your result(c-peptide 1020 pmol/l and glycoceratedhb 9.9%)according to result dr prescribe for him insulin injection so why taken insulin?

Dianetes: You have uncontrolled diabetes with very high blood sugars and Insulin deficiency.It is proper to start on basal Insulin and re-evaluate you in a month. ...Read more

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What does a low c-peptide level mean for you?

What does a low c-peptide level mean for you?

Loosing pancreas: Low c peptide could mean no reserve of pancreas -type 1 diabetes, high c peptide is a sign of leaking pancreas - inflammation and type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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My 16 mo old has been diagnosis with ketonic hypoglycaemia with no known cause yet. C-peptide levels came today and are high but insulin levels not. Causes?

My 16 mo old has been diagnosis with ketonic hypoglycaemia with no known cause yet.  C-peptide levels came today and are high but insulin levels not. Causes?

Doesn't make sense: Elevation in c-peptide with low Insulin doesn't make sense. Ketosis can only happen when Insulin levels are low, though many causes for ketotic hypoglycemia. Most often we see this in the toddler who's been sick and hasn't been eating well. Since Insulin levels were measured, i assume that gh, cortisol were normal. Glycogen storage disease and defects in gluconeogenesis far less common. ...Read more

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What does a low c-peptide level mean for you?

Loosing pancreas: Low c peptide could mean no reserve of pancreas -type 1 diabetes, high c peptide is a sign of leaking pancreas - inflammation and type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: c peptide?

What is the definition or description of: c peptide?

Related to insulin.: The pancreas is a fish-shaped endocrine gland that is tucked into the stomach and small intestine that has beta cells that secrete insulin; Insulin controls sugar (glucose) metabolism of the entire body. When the Insulin is produced within these cells, it lets off a byproduct, which is a protein molecule called 'c-peptide'. When Insulin is injected directly into body, there's no c peptide produced. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results from c peptide test?

Local Question: That is for your doctor to answer. Please contact the one who ordered the test. ...Read more