"I was wondering if you might know about normal insulin levels?"
Labs vary by what labs call normal as most labs set their own ranges. I agree, 0 is an unusual low range as as I usually come across 5 mcU/ml as the low range and 20 mcU/ml the high.
For reference, insulin is produced in the pancreas by beta cells. To monitor insulin production by beta cells in the pancreas and to help determine hypoglycemia ask for a C-Peptide test. As I stated earlier ask for a thyroid test too. These two tests should go hand-in-hand to help determine why your postprandial glucose drops so rapidly. And, yes, please go see an Endocrinologist, a diabetes specialist as he/she can not only perform these tests, but also explain the outcome and how to treat, if any. Good luck.
Thanks for your help! I appreciate your feedback! I was wondering about the reactive hypoglycemia and if that's what it could be. This lower blood sugar after eating didn't start until my blood sugars were under the normal limits all throughout the day. I realize it wasn't that low but it was lower than what I was used to. Also, I was wondering if you might know about normal insulin levels? She checked my insulin level and it was 6, she said 0-25 was normal??? If it's 0 doesn't that mean your body isn't producing insulin and wouldn't that be Type 1 diabetes? She said mine was on the low end but it was normal. I can't get her to give me an answer on that...she said if I was concerned about it she had an endocronologist she could refer me to. I don't really think I need to go that route because I'm not diabetic. Thanks!
"It's not that low."
True for normal fasting, not postprandial.