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

 
     

<18 mg/dl (<1 mmol/l)

 
 

6%

 

  50

 
     

18-27 (1-1.5)

 
 

25%

 

  203

 
     

28-36 (1.6-2.0)

 
 

36%

 

  288

 
     

37-45 (2.1-2.5)

 
 

18%

 

  150

 
     

46-54 (2.6-3.0)

 
 

8%

 

  67

 
     

>54 (>3.0)

 
 

4%

 

  35

 
 

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.

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