From Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA:
My 9 1/2-year-old niece was diagnosed with Type 1 at age 7. She has begun having seizures at night, and her readings fluctuate from 39 to 450 or so. Her doctor averages her readings. Isn't she getting organ damage every time her blood sugar is way off?
It is obviously a concern that your niece's blood sugars are so erratic. However, it is unlikely that this will do her lasting harm provided it is ironed out. I am sure that her diabetes team will offer a suitable strategy.
Original posting 19 Oct 1999
Posted to Complications
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:06
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