How would a healthy functioning adult body respond to an

Patient

Q: 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

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your medical query at AskTheDoctor.com

I understand your concern.
Yes, if the body's insulin production 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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