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From Athens, Greece:

If someone undergoes a glucagon stimulation test and the person has injected an excessive amount of insulin, enough to cover the amount of glucose released, after the breakdown of glucagon, will the endogenously released insulin concentration increase, so that the C-Peptide level will increase over the next six minutes?


A glucagon stimulation test is usually done as one of several tests to assess growth hormone secretion. Glucagon would also raise the blood glucose levels and if there were sufficient insulin response, these mild increases would then be brought down and we think the falling glucose levels are actually at least partly responsible for the release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland. C-Peptide would assess how much insulin is produced by the body while insulin levels would only be helpful if one did not already take insulin.


Original posting 21 Dec 2006
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