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Low blood sugar levels

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Meid Mon 26-Feb-07 16:14:23

My DD, aged 5, has for the past 18 months or so had 'episodes' of sudden bad behaviour or crying where the only cure is to sit her down with some food and a drink.

After eating, she's like a different child - perfectly normal and angelic.

We've put this down to dips in her sugar levels and monitored what she ate in relation to when this happens and also kept snacks with us when out.

There appears to be no pattern, so last time she was having one of these episodes we took her blood sugar level.

It was 3.3. I'm no expert but I think that this is pretty low?

We've taken it at other times (ie. when she's 'normal') and its been 5.0, so fine.

Does anyone have any experience of this?

Many thanks.

meid

mousiemousie Mon 26-Feb-07 19:46:18

I think that kids with low blood sugar behave badly, just like adults with low blood suger...and the answer is definitely to eat when you are like this...and also to manage your child's diet so that as far as possible this situation is avoided.

gingernut Mon 26-Feb-07 19:56:01

My ds1 gets stroppy when his blood sugar level is low too. dh has diabetes so we have used his test kit to check ds1 and it has been very low at times. Normal level is between 4 and 7 mmol/l so 3.3 is pretty low. I don't know if it is anything to worry about but def. bear it in mind and keep plenty of snacks with you. If worried maybe mention to HV or doc next time you see them?

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