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Question about acromegaly, IGF, glucose intolerance
So for some reason, i'm having difficulty understanding this concept. In growth hormone excess (such as acromegaly), you have an increase in IGF, which apparantly causes hyperglycemia. I don't understand how an excess of IGF causes hyperglycemia, if IGF's function is similar to that of insulin. shouldn't it cause hypoglycemia? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 31, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: otacon88 Source Type: forums