What Is Prediabetes?

Insulin Levels

Insulin Helps Manage Blood Sugar Levels

Close up of pancreasInsulinĀ is a hormone produced by beta cells in the pancreas. It plays an essential role in the metabolic process by allowing the passage of glucose into the body’s cells to be used for energy. Measuring insulin levels provides a longer-term view of the body’s ability to use insulin and glucose.

People with diabetes and prediabetes often have insulin resistance, which causes this mechanism to break down. As a result, a toxic level of sugar can accumulate in the blood. High blood sugar levels will cause an overproduction of insulin by tyhe pancreas, which can cause the pancreas to wear out.

Keeping your pancreas healthy can save you from requiring insulin injections.

Physicians measure insulin to gauge the health of a person’s pancreas and to diagnose insulin resistance. High insulin levels indicates that your metabolism is not functioning properly.

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