Hyperinsulinemia is a condition where the levels of insulin in your blood is too high. Insulin is important, as it helps your cells to take up glucose from the blood, which they need as fuel. Hyperinsulinemia is often caused by insulin resistance, meaning that your cells don’t respond well to insulin anymore. This leads to the production of even more insulin by your pancreas. Hyperinsulinemia is closely connected to type 2 diabetes.
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