Message Number: SG13109 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2005-03-15 00:48:07 UTC
Subject: RE: Poss. Insulinoma
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Author wrote:
> When I first got him tested I did a full panel and evrything else was normal excpet his blood glucose was 89. I do not believe that the insulin itself was checked.

I would say that a glucose of 89 mg/dL is not indicative of insulinoma. However, readings can change and you can test two times not too far apart and come up with a pretty wide variation between the two. So a repeat of this test would be a good idea.

I've never had insulin levels tested. I understand that insulin levels may be relatively normal even with low glucose levels caused by an insulinoma.