What is the lowest blood sugar that you or your child have had?
<18 mg/dl (<1 mmol/l) 12% (102) 18-27 (1-1.5) 34% (296) 28-36 (1.6-2.0) 28% (238) 37-45 (2.1-2.5) 15% (133) 46-54 (2.6-3.0) 5% (48) >54 (>3.0) 3% (31)
What is the lowest blood sugar that you or your child have had?Poll dates: September 12 - 19, 1999
Total Votes: 848
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is an emergency that must be treated immediately. Without treatment, a low blood sugar may progress to unconsciousness and convulsions. Almost half (46%) of respondents reported experiencing a severe low blood sugar below 27 mg/dl (1.5 mmol/l).
Young children with diabetes are particularly at risk for long-term consequences of repeated, severe hypoglycemia and, as a result, should have a target blood sugar range that helps minimize the risk of hypoglycemia. Parents are encouraged to read about Conventional Versus Intensive Diabetes Therapy in Children with Type 1 Diabetes.
See Hypoglycemia for more information.
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