Hyperinsulemia means having too much insulin in the bloodstream.
Hyperinsulemia is a common condition in Type 2 diabetes with underlying cause of insulin resistence.
It is a somewhat paradoxical situation because you can be diabetic and still have too much insulin in your body.
Ordinarily, too much insulin would lead to a low (hypo), but with insulin resistence,
the body cannot use the insulin that it has,
and for various reasons the pancreas actually produces more insulin leading
to an excess of insulin in the bloodstream.
The fact that hyperinsulemia occurs is the basis of some low-carbo diets,
such as the Dr Atkins diet.
The theory is that diabetics cannot lose weight because there is always
too much insulin around that processes every single ounce of carbo
that you eat, adding weight.
Hence, for a diabetic, it might appear that a low-carbo diet
would work, not a low fat diet.
On the other hand, insulin resistence should prevent
that excess insulin from processing all the carbo,
so perhaps the whole premise is unjustified.
As with all diets, the issue is unclear. ...more »
There are no real symptoms in a diabetic. In a non-diabetic, hyperinsulemia would lead rapidly to a dangerous hypo,
but in a Type 2 diabetic the insulin resistence nullifies the hyperinsulemia. ...more symptoms »
The correct approach for treatment of hyperinsulinemia is unclear.
Hyperinsulemia does not typically require special treatment for a diabetic,
unless it is extreme.
Moderate hyperinsulemia is common in Type 2 diabetics,
but is neutralized by the insulin resistence.
Hence, many Type 2 diabetics do not require special treatment for hyperinsulemia,
though they need to ...more treatments »
Symptoms of Hyperinsulinemia
Read more about symptoms of Hyperinsulinemia
Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Hyperinsulinemia:
- High Cholesterol: Home Testing:
- High Blood Pressure: Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Hyperinsulinemia?
Read more about Deaths and Hyperinsulinemia.
Review possible medical complications related to Hyperinsulinemia:
Causes of Hyperinsulinemia
Read more about causes of Hyperinsulinemia.
More information about causes of Hyperinsulinemia:
Disease Topics Related To Hyperinsulinemia
Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Hyperinsulinemia:
Hyperinsulinemia: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
In-Depth Reports: Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis
Diabetes diagnosis and misdiagnosis (In-Depth Report): Detailed report on diabetes misdiagnoses, rare curable types, and
less common diagnostic issues....read full report »
Read more about Misdiagnosis and Hyperinsulinemia
Misdiagnosis and Hyperinsulinemia
Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is
an often overlooked medical condition that causes a cluster of chronic symptoms.
There are often four symptoms and conditions...read more »
Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss,
there are varying degrees of severity.
It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart attack,...read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also
many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something...read more »
Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder
called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed.
Women with the condition tend to have ...read more »
Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of
medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present
in a variety of different severities.
Diseases...read more »
Poorly healing leg rashes a classic sign of chronic disease: Recurring leg rashes,
or poorly healing leg rashes, are a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes,
particularly of Type 2 diabetes, but also Type 1 diabetes.
They can...read more »
Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps,
particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes.
However, there are also various other causes.
See causes of leg cramps or ...read more »
Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions
are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be undiagnosed more often
in child patients than in adults....read more »
Read more about Misdiagnosis and Hyperinsulinemia
Hyperinsulinemia: Research Doctors & Specialists
Research related physicians and medical specialists:
- Diabetes & Endocrinology Specialists:
- Cholesterol Specialists:
- Cardiac (Heart) Specialists:
- Blood Health Specialists (Hematology):
- more specialists...»
Other doctor, physician and specialist research services:
Hospitals & Clinics: Hyperinsulinemia
Research quality ratings and patient safety measures
for medical facilities in specialties related to Hyperinsulinemia:
Hospital & Clinic quality ratings »
Choosing the Best Hospital:
More general information, not necessarily in relation to Hyperinsulinemia,
on hospital performance and surgical care quality:
Hyperinsulinemia: Rare Types
Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:
More Hyperinsulinemia animations & videos
Hyperinsulinemia: Broader Related Topics
Types of Hyperinsulinemia
Hyperinsulinemia Message Boards
Related forums and medical stories:
User Interactive Forums
Read about other experiences, ask a question about Hyperinsulinemia, or answer someone else's question, on our message boards:
Contents for Hyperinsulinemia:
User Surveys and Discussion Forums
» Next page: What is Hyperinsulinemia?
Medical Tools & Articles:
Tools & Services:
Forums & Message Boards
- Ask or answer a question at the Boards: