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Are there treatment guidelines for insulinoma?

Are there treatment guidelines for insulinoma?

Yes: First is appropriate diagnosis. Make sure that the patient's blood sugar is repaetedly low and that they are not taking Insulin or other drugs. Next, scans may be useful for localizing the tumor. Only then - an experienced endocrine (or hepatopancreatobiliary) surgeon should remove it. These tumors are very rare, often hard to find, and you should go to a specialized center for surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Melanie Richards
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Insulinoma (Definition)

An insulinoma is a tumor of the pancreas that secretes insulin. The beta cells in the pancrease (pancrelipase) secrete Insulin in response to high glucose levels in the blood. Since an insulinoma is a collection of abnormal cells, an insulinoma will produce Insulin regardless of the blood glucose levels and can cause profound hypoglycemia ...Read more


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Could an insulinoma be used to cure diabetes?

Could an insulinoma be used to cure diabetes?

Won't work: Insulinomas are cruel tumors that are usually semi-malignant and pump insulin into the bloodstream, sickenng the person and forcing them to overeat. If a savvy physician makes the call, they can often be cured surgically. In type I diabetes, immunity destroys the normal islets and would destroy an insulinoma. In type II, one's resistant to insulin. Glad your own endocrine tumor was R'd. Good luck ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: insulinoma?

Insulinoma: An insulinoma is a tumor of the pancreas that secretes insulin. The beta cells in the pancrease (pancrelipase) secrete Insulin in response to high glucose levels in the blood. Since an insulinoma is a collection of abnormal cells, an insulinoma will produce Insulin regardless of the blood glucose levels and can cause profound hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels). ...Read more

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Does insulinoma increase of use of hormones?

Does insulinoma increase of use of hormones?

Not sure : I'm not sure what ur asking. Insulinoma is caused by excess levels of Insulin made by pancreas. It causes low blood sugar that can make u pass out. If ur asking if using hormone increase risk of insulinoma, then answer is no. ...Read more

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Insulinoma- I have being dignose in the university of miami with insulinoma, but can't find location. Move to houston tx need a referal .?

Endocrinologist: You need an endocrinologist for starters. You may wish to start with baylor or ut houston, unless you have a good relationship with someone else. ...Read more

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How should I be expected to fast for 8 hours to do lab work if i could possibly have insulinoma? I don't understand how considering the circumstances

Opposite effect: I don't really know what is being tested but the problem with insulinomas are actually the drop in blood sugar after eating. The rise in blood sugar after eating causes the production and release of too much Insulin as a response to the rise in blood sugar. After fasting, the proinsulin, c peptide, blood sugar is tested and correlated and imaging may be done if suspected. ...Read more