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What does very low insulin levels mean?

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

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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I recently was told that i had high insulin resistance and low fasting glucose levels. What does this 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

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Is low insulin level harmful?

Is low insulin level harmful?

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 more

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Is low insulin levels dangerous? If yes what to do about it?

Is low insulin levels dangerous? If yes what to do about it?

Glucose?: As long as blood sugars are normal, "low Insulin levels" are only numbers and don't mean much. If insulin/c-peptide levels are low to a degree of concern, it would be that blood sugars are high. ...Read more

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I had a fasting insulin level done and it was low 1.5 is that normal?

I had a fasting insulin level done and it was low 1.5 is that normal?

Yes: in the context of fasting, I'm doubtful that insulin has to be there at all. High levels would imply either a start of type II diabetes or uncontrolled insulin secretion from an insulin secreting tumor (non-cancerous moslty). ...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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If you have a low cpeptide and insulin level would an insulon pump help with highs and lows?

If you  have a low cpeptide and insulin level  would an insulon pump help with highs and lows?

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 more

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What is highest insulin levels should be if blood sugar is low at the time?

What is highest insulin levels should be if blood sugar is low at the time?

It's relative: Your insulin levels are likely to be high when your blood sugar is low and it's no coincidence. It's the reason your sugar is low (unless you're fasting). ...Read more

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If some one fast for 21 days will the insulin and cpeptide levels be low if they have prediabetes also will there cortisol levels be high?

If some one fast for 21 days will the insulin and cpeptide levels be low if they have prediabetes also will there cortisol levels be high?

Yes but why fast...: Insulin and c-peptide will be low if you fast. 21 days is not recommended for anyone. Diabetes and prediabetes will not affect these levels in any reliable way. I also do not expect cortisol levels to be particularly helpful. If you are concerned about dm or prediabetes, the answer is a fasting glucose test and a hemoglobin a1c. ...Read more