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What does a low C-peptide level mean?

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  • A low C-peptide level may mean that: You have type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Your pancreas doesn't work as well as it should, or it's making less insulin because you take it to treat diabetes
  • You have low blood sugar
  • Treatment has shrunk your insulinoma

Ask your doctor for more details about what your test results mean -- and what treatment steps you'll need to take.

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Blood Glucose Control and Exercise" and "Injury-Free Exercise -- 11 Quick Safety Tips." 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "What I Need to Know About Physical Activity and Diabetes."

American Diabetes Association. , January 2014. Diabetes Care

Wayne Westcott, PhD, instructor of exercise science, Quincy College.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 12, 2018

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Blood Glucose Control and Exercise" and "Injury-Free Exercise -- 11 Quick Safety Tips." 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "What I Need to Know About Physical Activity and Diabetes."

American Diabetes Association. , January 2014. Diabetes Care

Wayne Westcott, PhD, instructor of exercise science, Quincy College.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 12, 2018

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