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High Isulin Antibodies
Immune response: ASO titer is your body's immune response to the infection and will decline slowly in weeks and even months after the infection has gone. ...Read more
Non-fasted insulin 59 when b/s is 86, and in the 18 when b/s 68, 12 when b/s Is 53. High enough to suggest insulinoma? Or congenital hyperinsulintima
Hypoglycemia: Insulinoma is extremely rare, but usually not a hard diagnosis to make once it is suspected. The blood sugar and insulin levels must be done fasting. Post prandial testing and glucose tolerance tests are worthless in making this diagnosis. You should see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Insulin resistance.: High blood sugar will cause Insulin levels to rise, but I suspect you are referring to Insulin resistance. This is a phenomena in which your muscle cells have reduced sensitivity to insulin. This results in higher blood levels of Insulin for any given level of blood sugar as compared to those without Insulin resistance. ...Read more
Gestational diabetes: If you have gestational diabetes, the high glucose levels in your blood makes the unborn baby respond by increasing his own Insulin in order to keep the glucose at bay. Once the baby is born, and he is not in that "high sugar" environment, his insulin, being high before birth may make his own glucose drop. Nurseries are well equiped to deal with this. ...Read more
Think 'Big picture': If you've been prescribed antibiotics- that means your body needs help overcoming some type of infection. Getting high or getting intoxicated will NOT help the situation. In addition, there can be both short term (i.e. death) and long term (i.e. death) effects from abusing drugs and alcohol. Hopefully you can think about the important things in life like your family, etc and get back on track. ...Read more
Not fasting: Most common reason for high insulin is a non-fasting state. If one is fasting at time of blood draw, then high insulin is worrisome for insulin resistant state or pre-diabetes. In this case, A1c might be useful to further assess glycemic (sugar) control. Assuming good kidney function, metformin would be useful in treating those w/insulin resistance. Should also check blood pressure & cholesterol 2 ...Read more
Nothing: The level doesn't matter. You are immune to herpes 6 from previous infection. There are rumors that the levels are higher in people with multiple sclerosis than in controls, but this is research-only and not a helpful test or 'one more thing for you to worry about.' some independent thinkers talk of this in relationship to chronic fatigue syndrome; I doubt a strong link here. ...Read more
Sounds like type 2: Type 1 is caused by lack of Insulin and a high Insulin would be related to its treatment with insulin. In type 2 there is Insulin resistance and the pancreas is "told" to produce more of the hormone to "try to overcme the resistance". It is the major way in which types I and 2 are differentiated. ...Read more
Presence of antibodies is not synonymous with disease. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. You are right to be concerned with the high titer and should consult your doctor. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/celiac-disease/ds00319. ...Read more
What should I do after providing antibiotics to my 9-month-old son if his temperature is still high?
Notify the MD: If your child was prescribed antibiotics for an infection and the associated fever does not resolve within 2-3 days, you should notify the prescribing doctor. This could be an indication that a different antibiotic is needed, the condition is worsening, or antibiotics may not be the answer to this particular problem. ...Read more
I have hashimotos and wondering if there is any thing that I can do to lower my antibodies. They are very high?
Out of your control: The antibodies assist with the diagnosis. Once made, ignore them. Stay physically fit. Eat sensibly. Monitor how you feel and comply with your Meds and follow-up. In the past, Hashoto's was deadly. Be glad for today's management. Read up on your illness. Stay proactive. Best wishes. ...Read more
How do I manage Hashimotos adequately if I cannot take medicine yet? My antibody count isn't high enough to warrent it.
Endocrinologist: Treatment of Hashimotos is determined by thyroid function tests, mainly TSH, not by the antibody levels. You may have Hashimotos but still have enough thyroid tissue to have normal levels of thyroid hormone. There is no treatment for antibodies per se. Consult an endocrinologist for management of the disorder. ...Read more
If some one fast for 21 days will the insulin and cpeptide levels be low if they have prediabetes also will there cortisol levels be high?
Yes but why fast...: Insulin and c-peptide will be low if you fast. 21 days is not recommended for anyone. Diabetes and prediabetes will not affect these levels in any reliable way. I also do not expect cortisol levels to be particularly helpful. If you are concerned about dm or prediabetes, the answer is a fasting glucose test and a hemoglobin a1c. ...Read more
Newly diagnnosed diabetic. 65 y/o man. Takes oral meds and uses insulin pen at night. Ok to use both? And his sugar is very low in a.M. & high in a.M
Please Clarify: Low and high at the same time? ...Read more
Clinically Hypokpp diagnosed. Does glucose shift K in a healthy person? Could K shift glucose and leave you with high insulin before body can respond?
See doctor: Glucose enters the cells under the influence of insulin and facilitates ingress of K inside the cells. However, this process does not alter the blood levels of potassium in a healthy person as kidney compensates for the changes. If you are diabetic or pre-diabetic, these mechanisms may not work properly. It would be prudent to consult your doctor as there are causes of K disorders. ...Read more
Control carbs: The more carbohydrates you eat, the more Insulin it takes to control your sugar levels. The more Insulin you take, the hungrier you feel. Try limiting carbs to 1-2 exchanges/meal (15-30 gm) and select from whole grains, fresh fruits, starchy vegetables, and beans. These have good levels of fiber and other nutrients including vitamins and minerals. ...Read more
Insulin: High endogenous insulin levels may be due to an insulin secreting tumor or spikes in blood sugar, but I don't think that exertion raises the insulin levels unless blood sugar rises. However if you have had problems with low blood sugar after exercise, consult an endocrinologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
No number: It is not a function of how high your Insulin level is. It is how long your cells have to be making excesive Insulin that kills them. We are not computers so for someone may be 2 years for another might be 5 yrs. That is why control for type 2 diabetics is very important even though it is considered by lay people as the lesser of 2 evils. ...Read more
How can high sugar be controlled if in spite of medication its coming high. When should one change to insulin! Thanks?
Hi are high protien diets good for you. My suffers high insulin and was told to go on a protien diet. Please help thankyou pat rodel?
How much Protein: How much protein are we considering a high protein diet? With a high Insulin you want to stay away from processed carbohydrates as well. Increasing your protein in your diet without watching your carbohydrates might not achieve your desired goal. Consult with your doctor or a dietician for more details based on your age, weight, height and desired calorie range. ...Read more
I have taken more insulin to my body in my 5 years with health problems, so now I got result of high dose insulin in my body. What I have to do?
Insulin: Insulin levels vary widely over course of mere hours. Insulin does not accumulate in the body. Tumors of the pancreas can produce excess insulin but are very rare. In general measuring insulin levels is fraught with difficulty and should be done and interpreted by an endocrinologist or someone with advanced training in diabetes. Treatment of high levels would be to treat the underlying cause. ...Read more
My older sister has t2dm, is taking oral hypoglycemics, but is still finding her bgls are rising as high as 15 fasting. Should she be taking insulin?
Quite possibly: 15 (270 mg/dl) is quite high and she needs something changed, whethe it be higher doses of her diabetes pills, adding more pills, calibrating her blood sugar meter, adding insulin, she needs the sugars to improve. She should also meetwith a dietician to improve her diet, bc drastic bg changes can come from cutting down on foods that sneak sugar into your day (syrups, candy, bread, soda, ketchup). ...Read more
Trying to correct high glucose is it true 1 unit rapid insulin lowers glucose by 50? If I use correction dose when should I retest to see if it workd
No, not true: Hi. How much 1 unit of rapid insulin (Humalog, Novolog, or Apidra) lowers glucose depends on each patient's insulin sensitivity, and therefore varies from patient to patient. Using your correction dose, check your BG about 2 and 4 hours after the dose and before the next meal to help define how your body responds to that dose. Those data help you define how to dose yourself. Good luck and health! ...Read more
? thyroiditis: Kindly follow up with your doctor or your endocrinologist for adjustment of treatment or additional management, information you provided is scanty, can't help you much with it on that limited platform, wish you wellness ...Read more
Autoimmune hepatitis: There's no IgB, but an elevated level of anti-actin is one piece in the puzzle when autoimmune hepatitis ("lupoid", etc.) is a consideration. This isn't a pregnancy test -- an elevated reading is only one of many factors that may lead to a diagnosis and treatment decision. Best wishes. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
Insulin resistance: The source of high fasting sugars is primarily from the liver. Insulin decreases its output. Insulin resistant people don't respond so well to their own production of insulin. ⬆insulin sensitivity is accomplished with healthy eating, exercise, and quality sleep- making sure you're treated for sleep apnea if you have it. Metformin will help also. At some point Insulin may become necessary. ...Read more
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