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Posted: 1/9/2020 8:04:45 AM
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I just had my fasting insulin tested along with several other tests. Insulin tested below reference range and I am wondering if that is an area of concern. I know we strive to be insulin sensitive and want a low fasting insulin...but can it be too low? I tried to do a HOMA calc on it and the calculator doesnt go below 2.9 uU/mL hmmm

A fasting insulin done in Jun/2019 was 5.5 ref as below.

F INSULIN    date:01/04/2020
    1.1           Ref 2.0 - 19.6 (uIU/mL)

Vit D, 25 H    date:01/04/2020
    84.4          Ref  >20





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Your fasting insulin looks AOK to me but you may want to back off on Vitamin D somewhat.
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If this low fasting insulin is coupled with blood sugars that are low, then this is wonderful. 

It does indeed thereby suggest excellent insulin sensitivity.
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Imagine cooking all those SAD foods for the family and then I usually need to put something fast for myself... I don’t mind. I do not desire their food. What I mind is still having BG around 100.  :((
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...yes,  this is very restrictive...no wine:) 

Why do you like your insulin to be that low? I thought you’re very skinny. Is it HBP?
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It’s good that you’re vigilant. You need to relax with some  wine. Cheers... :)

My focus is to lower insulin resistance as well... but have some fun on the way there.
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An insulin level this low coupled with the good blood sugars is a cause for celebration, Rodney. 

This is precisely what you are trying to achieve: magnificent insulin sensitivity.
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How long do I need to fast for fasting insulin? I’ve never done this...
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14 hour water only fast.  Get both fasting insulin and fasting glucose done at same time.  So you can use both to calculate HOMA-IR.
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