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hyperinsulinism

 [hi″per-in´su-lin-izm″]
1. excessive secretion of insulin by the pancreas, resulting in hypoglycemia.
2. insulin shock from overdosage of insulin.

hy·per·in·su·lin·ism

, hyperinsulinemia (hī'pĕr-in'sū-lin-izm, hī'per-in'syū-lin-ē'mē-ă),
Increased levels of insulin in the plasma due to increased secretion of insulin by the beta cells of the pancreatic islets; decreased hepatic removal of insulin is a cause in some patients, although hyperinsulinism usually is associated with insulin resistance and is commonly found in obesity in association with varying degrees of hyperglycemia.

hyperinsulinism

/hy·per·in·su·lin·ism/ (-in´sŭ-lin-izm″)
1. excessive secretion of insulin.

hyperinsulinism

(hī′pər-ĭn′sə-lə-nĭz′əm)
n.
A condition marked by excessive secretion of insulin by the islets of Langerhans, resulting in hypoglycemia; the symptoms are similar to those of insulin shock, though more chronic in character.

hyperinsulinism

(hī′pər-ĭn′sə-lə-nĭz′əm)

hyperinsulinism

[-in′səliniz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, hyper + L, insula, island
an excessive amount of insulin in the body. It may be caused by administration of an insulin dose greater than required or the presence of an insulin-secreting tumor in the islets of Langerhans or insulin reference. If there is hypoglycemia, symptoms include hunger, shakiness, and diaphoresis. See also insulin shock.

hy·per·in·su·li·ne·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-in'sŭ-lin-ē'mē-ă)
Increased levels of insulin in the plasma due to increased secretion of insulin by the beta cells of the pancreatic islets.
Synonym(s): hyperinsulinism, hyperinsulinaemia.

hy·per·in·su·li·ne·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-in'sŭ-lin-ē'mē-ă)
Increased levels of insulin in the plasma due to increased secretion of insulin by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans.
Synonym(s): hyperinsulinism, hyperinsulinaemia.

hyperinsulinism

1. excessive secretion of insulin by the pancreas, resulting in hypoglycemia. See also insulinoma.
2. insulin shock from overdosage of insulin.

Patient discussion about hyperinsulinism

Q. My husband is diabetic and is living with insulin. He is again having nausea, heartburn, high bloating.. My husband is diabetic and is living with insulin injection. I am paralyzed in one leg and I am home bound. He is the sole earning person in our family to meet our financial needs. He has developed a high stress and depression due to his work which makes him to travel very frequently. He is holding a position in Sales Department. He was given antidepressants. They had helped him to reduce on his stress. But his stomach problems have increased after taking antidepressants. He is again having nausea, heartburn, high bloating and he even eats less as he feels himself full. This is giving stress to him and his depression is increasing again. What do we do? He is living a terrible life.

A. Stomach problem like Gastroparesis is associated with type 1 diabetes. His diabetes with high work related stress has increased his depression problem as well. Persons having antidepressants can have these symptoms of gastro paresis which gets doubled with diabetes. You must meet your doctor and proceed with the treatment. This can also happen due to poor sugar control. He can eat 6-7 meals per day instead of regular three meals this will be of good help.
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