Insulin Reaction Evaluation
The evaluation of an insulin reaction begins with a history and physical examination.
Physical findings in someone with an insulin reaction may include:
The physical exam is usually normal after the blood sugar has returned to normal.
Additional physical findings in those with diabetes may include:
- Changes in the retina on examination of the eyes
- Skin ulcers
- High blood pressure
- Numbness in the legs
- Weight loss
Tests that may be used to evaluate an insulin reaction include:
- Random blood glucose:
- A level less than 45 mg/dL confirms hypoglycemia.
- Fasting blood glucose
- Glucose tolerance test
- Glycosylated hemoglobin
- Insulin levels
- Serum acetone
- Electrolyte profile
- Cholesterol levels:
- Complete blood count
- Kidney profile
- Triglyceride level
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