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Doctor insights on: What Does Insulin Free Bioactive Mean

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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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My prolactin is in its 2000's & bioactive. Prl is 422 (<350). Should I be concerned with the bioactive prl or is it just a off set of a high prolactin?

My prolactin is in its 2000's & bioactive. Prl is 422 (<350). Should I be concerned with the bioactive prl or is it just a off set of a high prolactin?

Get evaluated: Your bioactive prolactin should not be high. I would see a physician to get this evaluated or at least followed. If your menstrual period is irregular or recently stopped, it's a sign that this is a real problem. ...Read more

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My bioactive prolactain is 422h. (<350) macroplantain detected and prolactain is 2356 (<500) what does active prl state?

My bioactive prolactain is 422h. (<350) macroplantain detected and prolactain is 2356 (<500) what does active prl state?

Active = has effect: When a patient gets symptoms that could be due to high prolactin, his/her endocrinologist, neurologist, or reproductive endrocrinologist measures the patient's prolactin level. That prolactin level includes monomeric (single) pieces of prolactin, and macroprolactin (large complexes of multiple pieces of prolactin). It is mainly monomeric prolactin that is bioactive (causes effects in the body). ...Read more

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If I take bioactive liver rejuvenate will I have to continue for ever?

If I take bioactive liver rejuvenate will I have to continue for ever?

You can stop it now: As a liver specialist, I can tell you that the ingredients in this product are not useful in trying to regenerate the liver, and there is no evidence that is reliable that supports it. It is basically a waste of your money. If you want to support your liver, eat a healthy diet, don't drink too much alcohol or take too much Tylenol, maintain a healthy weight, and don't do drugs. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much 15+ bioactive manuka honey is safe daily? How often should I have my vitamin d3 tested after it being low before?

How much 15+ bioactive manuka honey is safe daily? How often should I have my vitamin d3 tested after it being low before?

It depends...: Manuka honey is a natural antimicrobial and can also kill friendly flora, so I wouldn't take it routinely but to treat infections, at which time up to 1 tsp 3x/day is safe- see http://tinyurl.com/gsdpjlt
Optimal levels of D are 50-80; most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to get there. After taking about 3 months can recheck, then adjust if needed.Once you're at a good level maintain dose,check yearly. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have abnormal insulin sensitivity?

What does it mean if I have abnormal insulin sensitivity?

Insulin: Please follow the advice of your doctor.
You should also go online and read the many articles (not those specifically prepared for doctors) that will help you to understand and get control of your insulin needs.
If you have any questions after that feel free to let me know and I will try and help you. ...Read more

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Can there be anywhere i can get free insulin and diabetic supplies?

Can there be anywhere i can get free insulin and diabetic supplies?

Possibly: Check w/health department, social service, free clinics, hospitals and med school or residency programs in your area. Sometimes the manufacturers will donate free supplies or even arrange to send you rx directly to you or to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is being insulin resistant an easy thing to diagnose? Been checked for diabetes, sugar levels ok.Does that necessarily mean i'm not insulin resistant?

Is being insulin resistant an easy thing to diagnose? Been checked for diabetes, sugar levels ok.Does that necessarily mean i'm not insulin resistant?

Insulin resistance: Insulin resistance is the underlying pathology of most type 2 diabetics and is a common consequence of obesity. It can be diagnosed by a glucose tolerance test. Other characteristics of diabetes can be measured, such as hemoglobin a1c and fasting glucose, triglyceride, body mass index, waist circumference. Insulin resistance is also seen in polycystic ovary syndrome. ...Read more

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Does insulin resistance mean i will inevitably develop diabetes in 5-15 years?

Depends, Yes..Unless: Type dm develops over several decades, so concern is highly appropriate; keep hba1c ~5.0%, the NMR particle test can predict dm ~20 yrs in advance & keeping these fat carrying proteins in excellent ranges is critically important. Biggest driver of dm is eating sugar(s), i.e. Carbs, so go very low carb. Study: taubes, attia, dietdoctor, lchf, paleo, science for smart people. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does it mean by basic secretion of insulin and by the postprandial peak on the secretion of insulin?

I was wondering what does it mean by basic secretion of insulin and by the postprandial peak on the secretion of insulin?

Insulin: Hi. The body needs some Insulin even when you're not eating in order to prevent breakdown of muscle and too much release of fat from fat cells and glucose from the liver; this is called "basal" Insulin (not "basic"). When you eat, you need a burst of Insulin to manage the caloric burst of the meal and to clear glucose (and indirectly, fats) from the blood (prandial insulin) and store them. ...Read more

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My insulin levels came back at 72. I was told this was 3 times the highest of normal reference range. What does this mean and is it serious?

My insulin levels came back at 72. I was told this was 3 times the highest of normal reference range. What does this mean and is it serious?

Insulin resistance s: Yes, serious, need to lose weight.
If you are not diabetic, you're about to become one as your pancreas cannot keep up with the demands with your diet. Lose the carbs and give your pancreas a break. ...Read more

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What does very low insulin levels mean?

Usually nothing: As Insulin levels are generally low, except immediately upon eating. Besides, the lab tests for Insulin levels aren't very accurate or reproducible. ...Read more

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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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If you are insulin resistant does that mean you are type 2 diabetic?

No: All of people with diabetes type 2, have insulin resistance , but to have Clinical diagnosis of diabetes needs fasting blood sugar of 126 or above .a lot if people may have insulin resistance now but it will take them a while to develope the clinical diagnosis of diabetes. It is safe to say that the majority of over weight people have insulin resistance but not all have diabetes type 2. ...Read more

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Is there any possibilities for someone who has diabetea type 1 or 2 will free from insulin...?

Is there any possibilities for someone who has diabetea type 1 or 2 will free from insulin...?

Possible: By definition type 1 diabetics require insulin, so unless you get a pancreatic transplant, you will need Insulin (some new diabetics have a 'honeymoon' where they can make changes in diet/exercise and not require extra insulin; type 2 diabetes, especially when associated with obesity, is frequently managed without insulin. ...Read more

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What does insulin resistance mean?

What does insulin resistance mean?

Decreased response: An easy way to think about "insulin resistance" is re-wording it as "decreased responsiveness". Insulin is generally needed to transport glucose (sugar) into cells, such as muscle or fat cells. In diabetes, one of the problems is potentially that these cells have a decreased responsiveness to Insulin and its actions on glucose. ...Read more

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Is there an all natural preservative that provides free insulin?

Is there an all natural preservative that provides free insulin?

Insulin is a protein: No.
And if there were, Insulin is a protein, and taking it orally would do nothing, since it would be digested in your stomach like any other protein. This is why diabetics need to inject insulin. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have insulin resistance? My aunt wants to know.

What does it mean to have insulin resistance? My aunt wants to know.

Obesity: There are 2 mechanisms of diabetes: insufficient Insulin or Insulin that isn't working. When the latter occurs, Insulin resistance is the usual cause. Obesity is the most important factor behind Insulin resistance. Most patients with type 2 dm actually produce more than average Insulin but the Insulin isn't able to act properly. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a diabetic person's insulin injection does not work?

THEY ARE EITHER: Not using enough, the site where they inject has stopped properly absorbing insulin, or they have developed immune resistance to Insulin and again, they need higher doses. 3 most common reasons. ...Read more

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My daughter of 31 has had bloods taken and her insulin level is 2. What could this mean?

My daughter of 31 has had bloods taken and her insulin level is 2. What could this mean?

Nothing: There is no correlation between Insulin levels and the many reasons that women may have blood clots. Ask your doc why an Insulin level was drawn. ...Read more

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How can i have high insulin resistance and hypoglycemia at the same time? Does this mean i am diabetic?

Insulin resistance: Hi. When your body is insulin resistant, your pancreas, as long as it's able, secretes a larger amount of insulin to overcome the resistance; the larger amount of insulin may actually push your blood sugar to the lower end. You may not be diabetic at all, as long as your pancreas can secrete enough insulin to overcome the insulin resistance, although you're at risk. Eat healthily and exercise. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have an insulin level of 14 where the normal should be 10. What does this really mean and what can I do to normalize it.

Exercise & lose wt: Losing about 10% body weight regular aerobic exercise of at least 150 minutes/week would improve sensitivity to insulin.
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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Insulin serum test was 57. What does that mean & possible cause or side effects. Been to 3 doc & all Say I'm fine. I don't believe that. Help please?

Insulin resistance: Always ask for normal reference range. Different labs use different methods, sometimes w/different units. So a result of 57 w/o context (reference range) is close to useless. However, my guess is that it's elevated but that's really only true if blood drawn while fasting. Any time you eat, your insulin level will increase in response. But should be lowest when fasting. So if it's high, that's resi ...Read more

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My brother was diagnosed with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. What does this mean?

My brother was diagnosed with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. What does this mean?

Type 2 diabetes: The first source of information would be the american diabetes association, which has available a huge amount of literature on the subject. One can look up diabetes on google - but be careful that you realize that the material might not necessarily be checked for acuracy. I have recently released an informational dvd called "diabetes swweet 'n simple" which discusses the basics of the disease. ...Read more

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Please explain what do we mean by basic secretion of insulin and by the postprandial peak on the secretion of insulin?

Basal, not "basic": Hi. The body needs insulin when you're fasting; this is referred to as "basal insulin"; it provides a background anti-catabolic effect. The meal burst of insulin secretion is to handle the sudden influx of dietary nutrients (NOT just carbohydrates) into the system, and to promote their uptake and storage in several tissues (liver, muscle, and adipose). Different functions of insulin. ...Read more