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Not like high,,: Low Insulin causes glucose levels to stay high or rise which means the glucose can't get into the cells and serve as nourishment. This is seen in type i diabetes (no insulin) and in type ii diabetes (insulin resistance). This means that the body's fat and later muscle reserves are used. However, if there is too much, like in an insulinoma, hypoglycemia can rapidly result causing coma and death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
An important hormone: Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that most importantly is involved in maintaining normal blood sugar by facilitating entry of glucose into cells. Insulin production is impaired in type 1 diabetes and Insulin is given as an injectable drug; it can be used in later type 2 dm when natural Insulin levels diminish, though the role of Insulin in type 2 is much more complicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4000 units: Likely death, unless immediately taken to a hospital and pumped full of glucose, because 40 ml amounts to 4000 units Insulin (4 vials) when the standard concentration is used. Even with a hospital involved, the risk of death is high. It would take 40 injections to accomplish this with an Insulin syringe. Iatrogenic hypoglycemia is detectable. Insulin type is only relevant to timing hypoglycemia. ...Read more
No: One common side effect for Insulin is weight gain. Stopping Insulin should not cause weight gain. However, if your blood sugar is out of control off of insulin, the fluid shift can transiently cause weight fluctuation. Don't stop Insulin on your own. Talk to your physician first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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