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What are the tests that determine the amount of insulin in your blood?

  1. Vellur profile image90
    Vellurposted 4 years ago

    What are the tests that determine the amount of insulin in your blood?

  2. Bob Ewing profile image49
    Bob Ewingposted 4 years ago

    If you have diabetes then a blood glucose meter is whatT is used. If yo are not and suspect you may be then talk to the family doctor who will order the appropriate tests.

    1. Vellur profile image90
      Vellurposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for answering, I do not have this condition. I agree, a doctor will be the best person to guide.

  3. artist101 profile image69
    artist101posted 4 years ago

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    Blood glucose. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of diabetes, or hypoglycemia, it is best to consult a doctor about your condition. Among the symptoms include excessive thirst, inability for sores to heal, excessive sweating, dizziness, anxiety (usually when its low),a lessened ability to taste "sweet" things.
    For an indepth discussion, and helpful supplements, after confirming the diagnosis:
    http://artist101.hubpages.com/hub/Natur … r-Diabetes
    Curcumin, and alpha lopoic acid are the two most helpful supplements in this disease. Discuss the use of these supplements with your doctor, as using them along with medication, may in fact lower glucose levels too much. i hope this helps to answer your question.

    1. Vellur profile image90
      Vellurposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for answering, will check out the link.

    2. artist101 profile image69
      artist101posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      you are very welcome. I hope my article gives you the answers you seek.

  4. RNMSN profile image90
    RNMSNposted 4 years ago

    if it is insulin specifically that you are wanting measured there is a specific test for that/usually goes along with trying to diagnose acute or chronic hypoglycemia.The insulin test measures the amount of the hormone from the pancreas,that hormone is insulin.Insulin regulates your blood sugar.Everything you eat turns into sugar,thats what your body uses for fuel.Further,insulin makes sure that sugar levels stay within normal range.So, if there is a problem with blood sugar levels, thats when the insulin test is used. And, usually it is only used to determine if a person is having a problem acute(right this second and an emergency) or chronic (just keeps on day after day) with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
    Of course, having said that, the insulin test is also used when a person with type 2 diabetes has been on oral antidiabetic meds (like glipizide) should now start taking insulin by injection.Good question!

    1. Vellur profile image90
      Vellurposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for explaining. One more question! - What is the name of the insulin test?

    2. RNMSN profile image90
      RNMSNposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      the answer is "the insulin test " smile cool isnt it...and here is a link to an article on it
      http://labtestsonline.org/understanding … n/tab/test

    3. Vellur profile image90
      Vellurposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      RNMSN thank you for the link, will check it out.

 
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