Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Ponce, Puerto Rico:

I have a 5 year old son who was recently diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia. His doctor sent us to a dietitian, so she could design a "diabetic diet" for him. The problem is that it is not working. He continues to have blood sugar drops, and sometimes he says to me he's having "thoughts" he doesn't understand and cannot describe. I'm very concerned about this, but I don't know what to do. Somebody told me to find out about the "glycemic index" in food before continuing with this diet. What is the best way to go?


This problem is unrelated to diabetes. In fact it is due to too much, rather than too little, insulin being produced. Regular intake of starchy carbohydrate and avoidance of large quantities of simple sugars -- glucose and sucrose -- should avoid the hypoglycaemic episodes.


Additional comments from Lois Schmidt Finney, diabetes dietitian:

I hope he is having small snacks throughout the day and no concentrated sweets, such as candy, juices, fruit, etc. by themselves. We have found that to be most helpful.


Original posting 28 Jul 2000
Posted to Hypoglycemia and Meal Planning, Food and Diet


  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:12
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.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.