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From Morris Chapel, Tennessee, USA:

My daughter just had her first child (an 8 pound, 1 ounce girl), and the hospital watched her blood sugar while she was in the hospital. What should normal blood sugar values be for an infant?

Answer:

It is often routine to monitor blood sugars in the newborn, and it is extremely unlikely that it was done with any thought for neonatal diabetes which is very rare (about 1:400,000 births). Blood sugar levels, depending on the time since birth or a feeding, vary between 30 and 100 mg/dl [1.7 to 5.6 mmol/L].

DOB

DTQ-20010526124044
Original posting 28 May 2001
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections

  
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