From Little Rock, Arkansas, USA:
My sweet nine year old daughter becomes uncharacteristically antagonistic and inconsolable sometimes. I used to think it was an occasional behavioral problem, but I'm 100% sure now that it's only when she's hungry. After she's fed, she dramatically changes back to her usual self. I've treated this in the past by trying to not let her get hungry, but I'm wondering if I need to talk to a physician about this. Could it be hypoglycemia or diabetes?
It would indeed be worth talking this over with your daughter's doctor who may want to check a few things out. However, if your daughter is otherwise well, it sounds as though she doesn't have an underlying problem, but a tendency to drop blood glucose if her energy stores are used up.
Original posting 26 May 2001
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:22
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