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I'm curious what occurs during an insulin overdose?

I'm curious what occurs during an insulin overdose?

Insulin overdose : Insulin drops your blood sugar by escorting sugar into your cells. Too much Insulin drops your sugar too much. This will affect your brain, your liver, your whole body. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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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What are the tests for insulin overdose?

What are the tests for insulin overdose?

Blood tests: If blood levels of Insulin are high but levels of c-peptide are not, that indicated exogenous administration of insulin. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an insulin overdose?

What does it mean to have an insulin overdose?

Too much insulin: This is when too much Insulin was used which can lead to low blood sugar. The treatment is to give back glucose to prevent low blood sugar. Depending on which Insulin was used, it might take a little or a lot of keep your blood sugar from dropping. You might need oral glucose and in severe cases, you might need IV glucose. Call your doctor who knows you best for the best course of action. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for insulin overdose?

What is the treatment for insulin overdose?

Insulin overdose: Your blood sugar will drop so you need to eat to bring bs up. Other treatment option is IV water with sugar in it. Lastly, there is a hormone called glucagon that you can inject to counteract Insulin and bring blood sugar up. ...Read more

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I'm curious what occurs during an insulin overdose?

Insulin overdose : Insulin drops your blood sugar by escorting sugar into your cells. Too much Insulin drops your sugar too much. This will affect your brain, your liver, your whole body. ...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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Could an insulin overdose be detected?

Could an insulin overdose be detected?

Yes: They can test for a level which shows if the Insulin is the persons own or from an outside source. ...Read more

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What are the tests for insulin overdose?

Blood tests: If blood levels of Insulin are high but levels of c-peptide are not, that indicated exogenous administration of insulin. ...Read more

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more