If you have Hyperinsulinism follow these recommendations
If you have Hyperinsulinism due to insulin resistance, you should follow the steps that’ll make your cells less insulin resistant. Lose weight, acquire healthy eating habits, exercise regularly and use certain medications to help restore your cells’ sensitivity to insulin signals and therefore reduce your blood insulin levels.
When the Hyperinsulinism is caused due to an Insulinoma, a tumor that may appear in the pancreas and in 95% of cases is benign, you’ll need to have a surgical procedure called a pancreatectomy.
For Congenital Hyperinsulinism there are medications such as diazoxide and octreotide that will help reduce blood insulin secretion and, therefore, will reduce the risks of having hypoglycemia or low blood glucose levels, thus offering a better quality of life for these patients.
Insulin must flow through the bloodstream within normal levels of 5 mc U/ml to 10MC U/ml. When blood insulin flows above these values, they’ll reduce blood glucose levels and these could fall below normal levels (hypoglycemia).
In any case, it is very important to remain alert to any signs or symptoms of hypoglycemia, so you can act quickly and counteract any sudden drop in blood glucose levels in a timely manner, as this could cause significant neurological damage and even endanger the lives of those affected.
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