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Question:

From Wyoming, USA:

What is the treatment for a newborn that can't maintain a sugar level, and is suspected of having problems with his adrenal glands? What is the prognosis for a normal life?

Answer:

This is not a diabetes question. I suspect that the infant has either congenital adrenal hypoplasia or hypopituitarism and is not able to produce enough steroid hormones to boost blood sugar during fasting. If either of these conditions are treated appropriately then the prognosis is good although related to the precise diagnosis.

KJR

Original posting 12 Dec 1998
Posted to Hypoglycemia and Other Illnesses

  
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