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From Corner, Georgia, USA:

When she plays, my five-year-old's blood sugar drops to 45 mg/dl [2.5 mmol/L] to 70 mg/dl [3.9 mmol/L]. Why is this happening?


The low blood sugars would depend upon the duration and intensity of such activity, of course, plus the timing of insulin (peak of insulin effect, for instance, would produce a bigger drop than tail effect timing) and the time and relationship to prior food intake. You should discuss this in more detail with your diabetes team or use a detailed teaching manual such as Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults by Ragnar Hanas, M.D. to give you more information since this is a key concept to understand. There should be several ways to counter-balance the exercise-related hypoglycemia effect and therefore prevent or lessen such hypoglycemia.


Original posting 30 Jun 2007
Posted to Hypoglycemia


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