From Orlando, Florida, USA:
My 12 year old son has been experiencing mild "episodes" where he seems to maintain gross motor skills, such as walking, but fine motor skills, such as use of fingers, and speech, go away. During this time he has a paralysis in his face. These last for about 10-40 seconds. This seems to happen first thing in the morning, or when it has been 2-3 hours after he has eaten. One night he fell out of bed and had a severe "episode" where he lost all motor skills for about 10 minutes. This was also while he had a very bad cold, and had overloaded on candy. We have taken him off of refined sugar, and have less "episodes". How do we go about testing him? We have tested his blood sugar and it generally reads "low". His grandfather was a severe diabetic. So we are wondering is this something that could run in the family? How can we approach this?
I would encourage you to talk to your Pediatrician about these episodes. If you son has diabetes (I can't tell from your message), certainly low blood sugars can cause a variety of abnormal problems including problems with motor control. Regardless, these problems are such that a visit to your Pediatrician is indicated.
Original posting 18 Feb 2000
Posted to Hypoglycemia
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:10
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.