From Georgia, USA:
I am a kindergarten teacher who has a little boy in my room that has been diagnosed with hypoglycemia or low blood sugar, not diabetes. His mother claims that when his blood sugar gets low he will become very active and talkative. I want to know if this is true because he cannot do his work or keep his hands off of other children. How does hypoglycemia affect five and six year olds? Does it cause them to become active? What can I do to keep him from becoming this way?
Speak to this child's doctor for more information and to get specific instructions. Hypoglycemia in children is not common, and there are different kinds of hypoglycemia. In general the child should get meals and snacks on time, but the treatment would depend on the classification of the hypoglycemia.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:06
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.