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Diabetes: High or Low Blood Sugar in Young Children

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Topic Overview

Young children with type 1 diabetes aren't able to recognize when their blood sugar level is high or low and then tell an adult. And sometimes it's even hard for a parent to tell the difference.

Some signs that may indicate high or low blood sugar in a very young child include:

When you see changes in your child, do a home blood sugar test. It will show the actual blood sugar level, eliminating the guesswork.


Credits for Diabetes: High or Low Blood Sugar in Young Children

Current as of: August 31, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Stephen LaFranchi MD - Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology


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