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How would a healthy functioning adult body respond to an

Patient: How would a healthy functioning adult body respond to an insulin injection. Would they suffer a low blood sugar episode and if not, how would the body know to compensate for the extra insulin? Specifically curious about what happens scientifically within the body

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thank you for your medical query at AskTheDoctor.comI understand your concern.Yes, if the body’s insulin p roduction is adequate, the extra exogenous insulin will immediately bring down the glucose levels further, which increase the chances of hypoglycemia. If done for a period of time, it can suppress endogenous insulin secretion, thereby limiting body’s reserves.Hope this was helpful,Regards

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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