Hyperinsulinemia

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What is hyperinsulinemia?

Hyperinsulinemia is excessively high insulin levels in the blood. The cause varies and may include the presence of an insulin secreting tumor, autoantibodies against insulin, defective insulin receptor, or overuse of administered insulin or hypoglycemic agents.

Common symptoms reported by people with hyperinsulinemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for hyperinsulinemia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Metformin ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
hyperinsulinemia (2)

Data from patients with hyperinsulinemia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with hyperinsulinemia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Metformin ER)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
hyperinsulinemia (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hyperinsulinemia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has hyperinsulinemia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 21 say hyperinsulinemia is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 8
30s 11
40s 5
50s 11
60s 5
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 4
Female 41

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 20
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from hyperinsulinemia patients who have completed their condition history
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