A byproduct of proinsulin production by the pancreas. Proinsulin splits into Insulin and C-Peptide. Unlike Insulin which is cleared in a variable manner c-peptide is cleared at a constant rate making it a more dependable measure of Insulin production. Levels indicate how much Insulin is being produced and indicates blood sugar dysregulation including Type 1 and 2 diabetes.
Liver & Gallbladder
Minerals & Metals