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.com I 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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