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What is the lowest blood sugar that you or your child have had?

 
      <18 mg/dl (<1 mmol/l)  
  12%   (102)  
      18-27 (1-1.5)  
  34%   (296)  
      28-36 (1.6-2.0)  
  28%   (238)  
      37-45 (2.1-2.5)  
  15%   (133)  
      46-54 (2.6-3.0)  
  5%   (48)  
      >54 (>3.0)  
  3%   (31)  
 

What is the lowest blood sugar that you or your child have had?

Poll dates: September 12 - 19, 1999
Total Votes: 848

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is an emergency that must be treated immediately. Without treatment, a low blood sugar may progress to unconsciousness and convulsions. Almost half (46%) of respondents reported experiencing a severe low blood sugar below 27 mg/dl (1.5 mmol/l).

Young children with diabetes are particularly at risk for long-term consequences of repeated, severe hypoglycemia and, as a result, should have a target blood sugar range that helps minimize the risk of hypoglycemia. Parents are encouraged to read about Conventional Versus Intensive Diabetes Therapy in Children with Type 1 Diabetes.

See Hypoglycemia for more information.

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