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Does Growth Hormone have an effect on blood glucose levels

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Does Growth Hormone have an effect on blood glucose levels?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Doctor G. replied 7 years ago.
Growth hormone is actually called a "counter-regulatory hormone' to insulin. It decreases the effect insulin has on the cells in that the ability of the cells to take in glucose is diminished. So this means that your BLOOD sugar will be increased.
Also GH stops the glucose synthesis in the liver.

I hope I’ve been able to shed a little light on this for you.
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You should always consult with your physician for the proper diagnosis and treatment.
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