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How are the hyperglycemia and lipidemia of insulin deficiency linked?

How are the hyperglycemia and lipidemia of insulin deficiency linked?

2 birds, 1 stone : Insulin is the main hormone necessary to keep blood sugar from going high. It brings glucose into cells for fuel. With Insulin deficiency the cells can't get their fuel properly and sugar levels in blood increase. Insulin is also one of the hormones necessary in fat metabolism. Insulin deficiency will negatively impact fat storage and metabolism resulting in increase of free fatty acids, etc. ...Read more

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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more


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Can magnesium deficiency cause low energy, mood swings? Insulin resis..metformin 1000mg.

Can magnesium deficiency cause low energy, mood swings? Insulin resis..metformin 1000mg.

Yes.: It may cause low energy and irritability but It is very unlikely. You can try taking a supplement which contains Magnesium and see if it changes things. It does not cause insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Can (severe) vitamin d deficiency cause low blood sugar or insulin problems?

Can (severe) vitamin d deficiency cause low blood sugar or insulin problems?

No: Please do something about your vitamin d deficiency. If you have any reason to think you have real hypoglycemia, seek laboratory confirmation, especially if it's fasting hypoglycemia -- episodes of impaired mental function if you don't eat, corrected by taking glucose / orange juice. Your physician knows how to work this up; ignore most of the 'pop' wisdom. ...Read more

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How can you tell cause of tingling feet(painful) & fidgety legs. Had B12 deficiency in the past, back injury L4/L5 stabilised, ACD and 22yrs insulin?

How can you tell cause of tingling feet(painful) & fidgety legs. Had B12 deficiency in the past, back injury L4/L5 stabilised, ACD and 22yrs insulin?

Neuropathy: You have listed multiple problems contribute to the development of neuropathy. It could be multifactorial in your situation. Nerve conduction study might help to some extent to find out the type of injury to the nerves and the possible cause. ...Read more

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My child is GH deficient and was prescribed daily injections of 0,025mg/kg. Is it ok to inject and eat breakfast right after? Insulin response

My child is GH deficient and was prescribed daily injections of 0,025mg/kg. Is it ok to inject and eat breakfast right after? Insulin response

Insulin response o.k: Growth harm one causes body to make Insulin like growth factor and Insulin growth factor binding protein 3. which helps in the growth of child . growth harm one does not interfere with Insulin response,from pancreas . ...Read more

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Im type2 diabetic 52year old female(insulin Humulin N only), frm last 3years Im havin apetite nearly to zero I just want to know Y Im nt having hunger?

Im type2 diabetic 52year old female(insulin Humulin N only), frm last 3years Im havin apetite nearly to zero I just want to know Y Im nt having hunger?

Heck your labs. : It is not unusual for people to loose appetite in different conditions. But since you are diabetic for only few years itbusvinlikelybthatvdiabetesbwill have any part in it. You should get your labs checked including kidney and liver functioning. Also please exercise and see how good control you have on your diabetes. ...Read more

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What could happen if I stop taking my insulin?

Stop insulin?: That is a very troubling question! If you have diabetes and have been prescribed insulin you could be in big trouble if you suddenly stop. Please work towards getting rid of insulin by taking proper food - go online to "NuVal" - and exercising regularly. A visit to a dietitian would help as would a visit to a trainer. ...Read more

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How can I cure my hearing deficiency?

How can I cure my hearing deficiency?

Depends: Some hearing deficiencies are curable (for example, conductive hearing loss due to middle ear fluid or a hole in your ear drum). Some are not curable (for example, sensorineural hearing loss). The only way to tell the difference is to get a formal audiogram (hearing test) and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I die of accidental insulin overdose?

Can I die of accidental insulin overdose?

Yes, but not likely: At your age the body is pretty resilient the mind still sharp and most errors of Insulin administration are engineered to be relatively small. But given the right circumstances it certainly could and does happen. ...Read more

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How can I make insulin resistance go away?

How can I make insulin resistance go away?

Lifestyle, drugs: Hi. Healthy lifestyle with weight loss may make insulin resistance go away. Also, there are a number of drugs that target insulin resistance directly, or affect insulin resistance by causing weight loss. ...Read more

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I heard that insulin makes your kidneys worse?

I heard that insulin makes your kidneys worse?

No: Insulin does not make your kidneys worst. Poorly controlled diabetes and risk factors will make the kidneys worst. ...Read more

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How do I keep insulin from causing weight gain?

How do I keep insulin from causing weight gain?

Sugar and Insulin: I would hope this question is because you are new to diabetes and have not gone through the management of diabetes classes. Weight gain is from calories and sugars, not from insulin. Are you exercising? Eating low carb diet? Low calorie? If so this is the best way. ...Read more

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Can I still get pregnant if im insulin resistant?

Can I still get pregnant if im insulin resistant?

Yes: It may be more difficult and you may require medical intervention, but Insulin resistant women may be able to conceive on their own also. ...Read more

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Can I still get pregnant if im insulin resistant?

Can I still get pregnant if im insulin resistant?

Yes, but: If you're Insulin resistant, you may get pregnant but if untreated it may lower the odds of getting pregnant, increase the chance of a loss, and increase the likelihood of problems with you during pregnancy as well as issues with your baby. Clearly, it's critical and best to get healthy before getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Normal hba1c range ...... I have insulin pumb?

Normal hba1c  range  ...... I  have  insulin pumb?

Less than 6.5: We aim to keep it less than 6.5. For mom diabetics I have seen between 4.5 to 5.5, but for diabetics i try to push them to maintain below 7, closer to 6.5, and accordingly adjust or titrate their diabetic medications. ...Read more

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I think I have biotin deficiency how can I fix it?

I think I have biotin deficiency how can I fix it?

Some thoughts...: Biotin deficiency is rare but can occur in persons with genetic mutations, on long-term antibiotics or anti-convulsants, or who eat a lot of raw egg whites. There is no good evidence that this over-the-counter supplement is the magic potion for anything. Biotin is safe to take in the usual recommended daily dose, but nobody knows what can happen if one takes really large doses of biotin over time. ...Read more

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How can I test to see if I have a sulfur deficiency?

How can I test to see if I have a sulfur deficiency?

You do not!: There is no need to test. There is no clinical disorder due to sulfur deficiency. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Why would I need an insulin c-peptide measurement?

Insulin production: C-peptide is usually measured to see how much Insulin a patient is producing, specially when he is already on insulin. Proinsulin is broken off into c-peptide and Insulin in our body, therefore if you have detectable amounts of c-peptide despite receiving Insulin you are still making some insulin, if your c-peptide is low you will need Insulin to metabolize your sugar. ...Read more