Which factors can falsely decrease insulin levels?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: Saranya Buppajarntham, MD; Chief Editor: Eric B Staros, MD  more...
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Insulin levels may be falsely decreased by the following:

  • Acarbose, metformin, octreotide, and beta-blocker

  • Hemolysis (insulin-degrading enzyme in red blood cell released) [4]

  • Hemodialysis


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