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MCAT Question A Day - 6/30/14 - Answer!

Insulin shock occurs when a patient with diabetes self administers too much insulin. Typical symptoms are extreme nervousness, trembling, sweating, and ultimately loss of consciousness. The physiological effects of insulin shock most likely include:

A.  a pronounced increase in gluconeogenesis by the liver
B.  a rise in blood fatty acid levels leading to atherosclerosis
C.  a dramatic rise in blood pressure
D.  dangerously low blood glucose levels

D is correct. The only important thing to recognize from the question is that high insulin levels exist. Then go to the basics; insulin decreases blood glucose.