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What causes low insulin levels in a diabetic patient?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: i have been tested for diabetes in the last three months. A1c came back completely normal, as did the fasting glucose test. i still have symptoms of diabetes. urinating a lot, thirsty, eye sight has become slightly blurry, tingling off and on in random body parts. i recently went back to the doctors and they did other testing and said my vitam b12 was too high, and my vitamin D was pretty low. they also said my insulin was pretty low as well. they recommemded me to my obgyn to see if its hormonal issues. i cant get in till after april when my new insurance goes into effect. im eating healthy, exercising more regularly, i am not overweight,. if its not diabetes like they keep telling me, why would my insulin be low? i am still concerned. i dont want to ignore ir, but i also dont want to be going to the doctors repeatedly if it really isnt diabetes, but it has to be something if it isnt diabetes.
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be associated with polycystic ovaries.

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The low insulin levels in non obese women can be associated with polycystic ovaries and metabolic disturbance. The symptoms that you have can be due to acidic urine, decreased fluid intake and low Vitamin D3 levels.
If you are having normal and regular periods then polycystic ovaries are less likely. However an ultrasound scan will help in ruling it out.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal (22 minutes later)
my doctor just prescribes me some vitamin D3 so i hope that helps. my period pretty irregular but usually only by a few days to one week. ill ask for an ultra sound when i can get back in. i do drink a lot of water so i am going to the restroom a lot. i just hope to get it figured out soon.
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
All the best.

Detailed Answer:
Vitamin D3 is likely to help. You can add electrolyte rich fluids like Garotade to decrease the tingling. Take fresh cranberry juice to decrease the burning during urination.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes low insulin levels in a diabetic patient?

Brief Answer: Can be associated with polycystic ovaries. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. The low insulin levels in non obese women can be associated with polycystic ovaries and metabolic disturbance. The symptoms that you have can be due to acidic urine, decreased fluid intake and low Vitamin D3 levels. If you are having normal and regular periods then polycystic ovaries are less likely. However an ultrasound scan will help in ruling it out. Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal