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Question:

From North Carolina, USA:

My son is 12 years old and has been type 1 since his 7th birthday. He has only had 1 complication since being diagnosed (6 weeks ago). His sugar dropped fast and for no apparent reason. We check his sugar 4 times in 1 hour and it just kept falling. We fed him 4 glucose tablets, a candy bar, and a tube of cake icing-gel. We believe this happened when his body failed to digest his lunch. His sugar dropped right before supper. After returning from the hospital, he finally got sick and threw up all the undigested food and then he felt great. Could this have been a possibility? We have wracked our brains for a reason, and can come up with no other.

Answer:

You're right and you don't to wrack your brain any longer! The digestive troubles of your son have surely caused the delay in digestion and slower absorption of ingested food keeping his blood sugar low.

MS

Original posting 4 Sep 1998
Posted to Hypoglycemia

  
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