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From Byron Center, Michigan, USA:

My daughter has episodes during which she feels like she has a low blood sugar, but when we check, it is in normal ranges. What could cause this? What can we do?


It's pretty common to get mixed up about feeling low sugars but not always recognizing that this is the case. Sometimes this is a sugar level that is falling. One of the great benefits of frequent blood glucose monitoring is recognizing that low and high blood glucose levels don't always give good clues without the actual blood glucose reading itself.

Go by the readings and keep her testing a lot so that she does not mistakenly treat blood sugars that only feel low but really are not low. Sometimes this gets better with time and sometimes not everyone can recognize when they are low or high without a blood glucose check.


Original posting 24 Oct 2002
Posted to Daily Care


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