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what causeslow insulin levels on blood work

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what causeslow insulin levels on blood work
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Family Physician replied 11 months ago.
Than you for your question:

Low insulin levels can be seen with low blood sugar or in cases of Type 1 diabetes
Customer: replied 11 months ago.

who do you go to for that


i see it all the time and they say nothing is wrong


what would my symptoms be?


 

Expert:  Family Physician replied 11 months ago.
Why was your insulin level checked?

Did the doctor who ordered this test suggest any treatment?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.

NO! they were naturpath/ md doctors


i asked one of them and he said i don't know why you have low insulin


but i really think he was interested in other things


what does it mean


what would the symptoms be- what does one do and who do i go to?

Expert:  Family Physician replied 11 months ago.
Unless your blood sugar was elevated, there is really no specific symptoms that would be expected.

I'm still not sure why someone would order this blood test (insulin level) - particularly if they don't know how to interpret the results.

Ultimately, if you are concerned about this test, it would be an endocrinologist you need to see.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.

i had my thyroid removed - is there a connection with the amount of synthroid you take


but it comes and goes on blood work and no one can explain it


i think there s a connection


why does it flucuate


 

Expert:  Family Physician replied 11 months ago.
Insulin levels do fluctuate widely throughout the day in response to blood sugar values. This is NOT a test that is typically done on a frequent/recurring basis. I would suggest seeing a physician (rather than a naturopath) specializing in endocrinology about your thyroid and these lab results.
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.

thankyou


the blood sugar is morning fasting?


why does it fluctuate-


if i did have diabetes whar would the symptoms be


what is the difference with low insulin and high insulin


sorry i am in canada- they do very little consulation and testing because of the cost!


what is type one diabetis and type 2


i never feel good and i think there may be something there!


which diabetis is the one u have to take needles


 

Expert:  Family Physician replied 11 months ago.
Blood sugar (much like your pulse or blood pressure) varies through the day and day to day based on diet, activity, time of day, hormone levels, illness, stress etc.

The pancreas secretes insulin in response to your blood sugar. As your sugar rises, the insulin level increases (the effect of insulin is to decrease blood sugar). You can think of this much like an air conditioning unit that works to keep air temperature down. As the temperature of the room increases, the air conditioner works harder (turns on the compressor and increases fans speed) until the room temperature reaches the goal. At that point, the compressor shuts off and the fan slows down.

Type 1 diabetes is considered an auto-immune condition where the cells that produce insulin are destroyed. Type 2 diabetes is most often associated with obesity. The body is relatively resistant to insulin effects because of the obesity. The pancreas continues to produce high levels of insulin, however th pancreas can not keep up the high demands and blood sugar remains high.

Both type of diabetes may require insulin - Type 1 always required insulin, Type 2 may need insulin.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.

intresting?if i had type one ts that injections?


is the pancreaus a kidney doctor


autominnue have anything to do with hahsimotos

Expert:  Family Physician replied 11 months ago.
While some individuals have both diabetes and thyroiditis, the fact that someone has one condition does not dramatically increase the risk of the other.

Insulin levels are treated by endocrinologists.

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