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Have you or your child ever had a seizure from low blood sugar?

  67%   647  
      Yes, once  
  9%   94  
      Yes, twice  
  3%   38  
      Yes, more than twice  
  13%   131  
      I wasn't aware that was possible  
  4%   45  

Have you or your child ever had a seizure from low blood sugar?

Poll dates: April 30 - May 7, 2000
Total Votes: 955

The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) showed that maintaining tight blood sugar control reduced the risk of complications. It also showed that tight control brought an increased risk of hypoglycemia. Very low blood sugar can even cause seizures. One fourth (25%) of those responding to this poll had at least one seizure from low blood sugar. Over half of those had more than two.

Young children are especially vulnerable to the effects of low blood sugar, as their brains are still developing. For this reason, young kids should have relaxed blood sugar goals in an effort to reduce the risk of hypoglycemia. See Developmental Issues By Age for additional information.

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Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:36:32
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