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What causes inability to gain weight?

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Posted on Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Question: I am from XXXXXXX (DELHI). I have problem of being underweight since childhood. Now my age is 38 yrs, height 5ft 6in. weight is 42 kg. Recently I consulted Genetic department at Sir XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Hospital, XXXXXXX Their they conducted blood test for fasting gluscose and insulin. It was 85 and 3 respectivly as per international units. Then they tlod me that your G:I Ratio is normal, therefore it is not hypoglycemia. And nothing to worry. Now I want to know what is normal G:I Ratio, what is this value in my case, since they just informed me that the said ratio is normal. What this ration means for underweight.
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XXXXXXX -India
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Answered by Dr. Minal Mohit (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
G/I ratio is more for obesity and PCOS

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX, hi! welcome to HCM. as far as i am aware, glucose insulin ratio tells us about insulin resistance. 4.5 is taken as cut off. < 4.5 is abnormal and suggestive of insulin resistance. it is done in obese girls more for PCOS. in underweight what they were looking for may be ruling out insulinopenia? may be hyperglycemia and shift of metabolism to fats? a ketotic state? regards!
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Follow up: Dr. Minal Mohit (18 minutes later)
OK, Thanks for the reply. But I want to know what is G;I ratio in my case

Glucose: 85 mg/dl
insulin: 3

G:I=?

Is it normal or high/low
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Answered by Dr. Minal Mohit (21 hours later)
Brief Answer:
G:I =28.333

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX hi! your glucose as well insulin is normal and your value is all normal.
regards!
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Brief Answer: G/I ratio is more for obesity and PCOS Detailed Answer: Dear XXXX, hi! welcome to HCM. as far as i am aware, glucose insulin ratio tells us about insulin resistance. 4.5 is taken as cut off. < 4.5 is abnormal and suggestive of insulin resistance. it is done in obese girls more for PCOS. in underweight what they were looking for may be ruling out insulinopenia? may be hyperglycemia and shift of metabolism to fats? a ketotic state? regards!