Insulin is a hormone that helps in metabolism of blood glucose. Glucose is the type of simple sugar that the cells use for energy. High insulin levels indicates that your body’s control of blood glucose level and secretion of insulin are not functioning properly.
The fasting blood insulin levels ranges from 5 to 20 microU per mL (mcU/ml refers to micro unit per millimeter).
Understanding High Insulin Levels: Excess blood insulin level leads to;
High blood insulin level has several other side effects----like it possibly increases the risk of some type of cancers.
The commonest cause of high levels of insulin are insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. If your doctor suspects high blood insulin levels he or she will recommend a fasting insulin test.
If you blood insulin level ranges from 5-20 mcU/ml it is ideal. If the levels are high consult your doctor to understand the meaning of your test result.
Your food and lifestyle choices can help you to control your blood sugar and insulin levels;
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