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What Does Low Insulin Level Mean
I recently was told that i had high insulin resistance and low fasting glucose levels. What does this mean?
Pre diabetes: Insulin resistance is the precursor to type 2 diabetes. It is estimated that people who eventually develop diabetes have had Insulin resistance for at least 10-15 yrs beforehand. Obesity, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, and high fasting glucose are indicators of Insulin resistance (if you have at least 3 out of 5). Weight loss and exercise are essential for treating. ...Read more
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
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?
It may..: Low cpeptide suggests that your body is not making enough Insulin and so providing your body with Insulin via a pump or injections may help better regulate your sugar. The pump provides better control because it provides a constant preset-levels as well as meal coverage better than injections can. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My friend recently got her medical checkup done. It is found she is having high insulin levels in the body.what does it mean?she is 20 years old.
She's fat: Have her ask her PCP why he drew the blood as part of a general exam. What did he suspect? - Is she hypoglycemic? ...Read more
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