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Question:

From Leduc, Alberta, Canada:

I understand how illness can cause blood glucose to increase, but why does a child sometimes have low blood glucose readings that are hard to raise during an illness?

Answer:

Low blood sugars in a sick child may be due to an inadequate carbohydrate intake or to temporarly too much insulin for a diminished food intake.

DOB

Original posting 16 Mar 1999
Posted to Hypoglycemia and Other Illnesses

  
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