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How many times have you or your child had a low blood sugar related seizure?

 
     

Never

 
 

77%

 

27

 
     

Once

 
 

2%

 

1

 
     

More than once

 
 

20%

 

7

 


Total votes: 35

 

How many times have you or your child had a low blood sugar related seizure?

Poll dates: March 30 - April 6, 2016
Total Votes: 35

In the type 1 community, fear of a severe low blood sugar is common, especially among parents of young kids. With the advent of rapid-acting insulin analogs, smaller and easier-to-use insulin pumps, and continuous glucose monitoring systems, the risk of severe hypoglycemia has decreased compared with that of a generation ago. But the risk has not decreased to zero, as our poll shows.

Among our readers, just 2% report one hypoglycemia-related seizure. One in five -- 20% -- report more than one. Looking at the positive side, most of our readers -- 77% -- report never having had a seizure.

With many studies showing that incidence and duration of nocturnal hypoglycemia is higher than had been thought, parents and caregivers are encouraged to check blood glucose levels during the night or use a continuous glucose monitor to help identify low blood sugars before they lead to seizures.

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Last Updated: Wednesday April 06, 2016 17:08:31
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