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Posted by: LFA | 2010-09-17

High Insulin levels

Dear Dr Bets

I have been diagnosed with insulin resistance (as a side issue) as part of an infertility profile.

My insulin level is 23.4, which apparently is very high. I was told that insulin resistance is a pre-diabetic state.

My question thus: At what insulin level does one " switch"  to the diabetic state? That is, what is the highest level insulin will reach, before it suddenly drops and glucose starts to rise?

Thanks

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LFA

Unfortunately, the diagnosis of diabetes is made by doing a glucose tolerance test, where a large amount of glucose is taken orally and the response is measured. Insulin levels fluctuate and is only an indicator of pre-diabetic condition.

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