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Hypoglycemia

My 2 week old son shakes uncontrollably before feeding. We believe that he might be hypoglycemic. If so, what is the cure?

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My 13 year son weighs 110 pounds and has had diabetes for five years. At bedtime, his blood sugar is in the normal range, but he is high in the morning and spilling ketones (small). Obviously, his blood sugar is dipping low sometime during the night. However, his doctor feels that his insulin dose is correct for his weight. Any thoughts?

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I am diabetic, and I understand the negative effects of having high blood sugar, but what sort of complications can arise from having continually low blood sugar? What is the danger in being hypoglycemic on a regular basis?

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I am a third grade teacher who with a student whose mother says he has hypoglycemia. He does not always have the best behavior. His mother told me that since he has hypoglycemia, I cannot expect him to remember what he is supposed to be doing or remember to do his homework. I asked her to give me a doctor’s note, and she declined. Please help me understand if this is appropriate behavior for a hypoglycemic child, so I can make adjustments.

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I have a 5 year old son who was recently diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia. His doctor sent us to a dietitian, so she could design a “diabetic diet” for him. The problem is that it is not working. What is the best way to go?

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My 14 1/2 year old daughter has had diabetes for almost six years. She does fine until she has had a few days of frequent exercise, then she tests her blood sugar before bed, thinks everything is okay, but she has a seizure between 2 am and 5 am. I am concerned about this.

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My son was diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia, and I have several questions.

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My 12 year old has had seizures at a blood sugar of 55 mg/dl [3.1 mmol/L], but the other day at school, he was 23 mg/dl [1.3 mmol/L] and although he was shaky, pale, and flushed, he did not have one. What are the long term effects of seizures from severe low blood sugars? How come my son does not have a seizure when he is awake?

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I recently had a severe low sugar attack with convulsions, and since then, I am trying to continue my life as before, but it just doesn’t feel right. Are there supplements I can take or foods I can eat to help restore balance? Are some of the after effects I am experiencing normal? What can I do to gain some normalcy?

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My 12 year old son, who has had type 1 diabetes for the past two years, is unable to feel lows throughout the night which has resulted in three seizures. He is extremely active in sports, and we usually compensate for this activity by giving an extra starch at bedtime. At the present time, I check his blood sugar before I go to bed and usually twice throughout the night. We are considering whether to go on a pump. Would a pump help with stabilizing his blood sugars through the night?

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