Message Number: YG7226 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-09-12 11:26:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: polyps and insulinoma

Vicky wrote:

> A CBC was done on him 2 months ago. Yesterday just
> the glocuse level was taken. Dr. S. said that there
> is a test she can do which would determine for sure
> that it is insulinoma, but that it is $80 and that she
> didn't feel it's necessary. Would you recommend that
> I have that test done? What are the normal procedures
> for diagnosing insulinoma?

Booger has low blood sugar, but doesn't act like he has insulinoma. His
vet offered a test that cost right around $80 to be sure. It was a
combination of glucose, insulin and the ratio of the two. He apparently
has it from the readings. See, if the blood sugar and insulin levels are
both low, something else is interfering with his blood sugar, but if
glucose is low and insulin is high, it indicates that he is making too
much insulin.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if you think Roe vs. Wade deals with boat ownership.