What is the lowest blood sugar that you or your child have had in the past year?
<18 mg/dl (<1 mmol/l)
What is the lowest blood sugar that you or your child have had in the past year?Poll dates: June 1 - 8, 2003
Total Votes: 793
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is an emergency that must be treated immediately. Without treatment, a low blood sugar may progress to unconsciousness and convulsions. Just under one-third (31%) of respondents reported experiencing a severe low blood sugar below 27 mg/dl (1.5 mmol/l). Two-thirds (67%) report experiencing a blood sugar below 36 mg/dl (2.0 mmol/l).
Recent studies have shown that insulin pump therapy, or MDI therapy using Lantus as a basal insulin, reduce the risk of hypoglycemia compared with a regimen of Regular and NPH. If you or your child are experiencing frequent hypoglycemia and you are not using a pump or Lantus, you may wish to discuss these alternatives with your diabetes team.
For more information, see:
- Hypoglycemia questions from the Diabetes Team
- Hypoglycemia Prevalence in Prepubertal Children With Type 1 Diabetes on Standard Insulin Regimen: Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring System
- Randomized Cross-Over Trial of Insulin Glargine Plus Lispro or NPH Insulin Plus Regular Human Insulin in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes on Intensive Insulin Regimens
- Safety and Effectiveness of Insulin Pump Therapy in Children and Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes
- Insulin Pumps
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:37:28
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