Diabetes can be full of ups and downs – literally. While blood glucose levels can rise, they also can come crashing down. And when they go down too low, your child may experience low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. If this serious condition is not treated, it can worsen and cause your child to pass out. […]
When your child is an infant or toddler, you must take complete responsibility for her diabetes care. As children mature, they can gradually handle more self-care. Here are general guidelines to follow for each stage of your child’s development.
Raising children is bound to be nerve-racking at times, and a diagnosis of diabetes can amp up a parent’s stress level. To relieve stress – for both you and your child – it’s important to sometimes rely on babysitters and grandparents. Here is basic information your child’s babysitters and grandparents should know:
It may seem counterintuitive, but low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) will affect children who have diabetes. The condition occurs when an individual has excessive insulin, perhaps as a result of taking too much insulin, skipping meals or exercising at a high level. If your child’s blood sugar drops too low, they can become unconscious and/or have a seizure.