From Decatur, Texas, USA:
My three year old was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and is supposedly in his honeymoon period (on 1 unit of NPH insulin every morning). His blood sugars are 77-100 mg/dl [4.3-5.6 mmol/L] on average. I've been told and read several times that young children need to not have many lows. Is this not low for a child this age?
Check with your diabetes care team for target blood glucose ranges. At our diabetes center, we aim for most blood glucose levels to be 100-200 mg/dl [5.6-11.1 mmol/L] for children under five years of age.
Original posting 15 Dec 2001
Posted to Exercise and Sports
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:30
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