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Doctor insights on: Ketotic Hypoglycemia In Children

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Is it a concern of having hypoglycemia in children?

Is it a concern of having hypoglycemia in children?

Yes: Hypoglycemia in anyone, including children, can suggest an underlying metabolic problem including Insulin resistance or other pancreatic problems. Hypoglycemia in anyone should be further evaluated by your doctor. Read more

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Will children too get hypoglycemia?

Will children too get hypoglycemia?

Sure: A number of different conditions result in hypoglycemia in children: overdose of tylenol, (acetaminophen) accidental ingestion of glucose lowering drugs or alcohol, inborn errors of metabolism, ketotic hypoglycemia, etc. Read more

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How can we treat hypoglycemia in children?

How can we treat hypoglycemia in children?

Bipolar or ADHD?: I have found that many bipolar & adhd symptoms resolve when following the hypoglycemia eating plan. Adrenaline is released with hypoglycemia & can cause behavior and focus problems which might be diagnosed as adhd or bipolar. Following the diet above, can help rule this in or out. Read more

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What does cause hypoglycemia in newborn children?

What does cause hypoglycemia in newborn children?

Hypoglycemia: There are many causes of hypoglycemia in a newborn, with the most common being a rebound low blood sugar for an infant born to a diabetic mother. In the Unites States, there are specific nursery protocols to watch closely for hypoglycemia. Read more

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What can cause non-diabetic hypoglycemia in children?

What can cause non-diabetic hypoglycemia in children?

Number of conditions: Ingestion of alcohol and blood sugar lowering drugs are fairly common causes. Accidental or intentional overdose of tylenol (acetaminophen) is another well known cause. Other unusual or rare conditions include
ketotic hypoglycemia and metabolic diseases involving gluconeogenesis. Read more

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How is non-diabetic hypoglycemia in children usually treated?

How is non-diabetic hypoglycemia in children usually treated?

Cause?: Determine if blood sugar is really low and when does it occur. If true hypoglycemia, your doctor will need to determine the cause. We often see lowish blood sugars in thin kids who don't have healthy diets. Treatment would be geared toward healthier eating in this case. Less common are certain metabolic disorders which mostly present in babies and children, but a few also manifest in adulthood. Read more

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How common is hypoglycemia?

Extremely: Because it is caused by chronic ingestgion of sugar. Read more

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What can cause hypoglycemia?

What can cause hypoglycemia?

4 things: People tend to have a genetic predisposition to having it but the 4 things I found that make it worse are:
1. Eating sugar
2. Not eating often enough
3. Not eating protein often enough
4. Food sensitivities. Read more

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How does hypoglycemia start?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia is usually caused by medications, either Insulin or oral medications that are prescribed for diabetes. Rarely hypoglycemia is caused by a tumor of the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Read more

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What does hypoglycemia mean?

What does hypoglycemia mean?

Low blood sugar: Hypoglycemia another term for low blood sugar. But it doesn't mean you need more sugar. It means you need less. It means your body doesn't process sugars properly and you need less of them. Read more

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How can you treat hypoglycemia?

How can you treat hypoglycemia?

Due to what?: Diabetics taking too much Insulin or other meds need sugar or, if they cannot take by mouth, glucagon. Many people feel they have "hypoglycemia" and some actually do. Treatment of these depends on the cause of the true hypoglycemia. Read more

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Is hypoglycemia a true illness?

No and yes: Hi. Any diabetic taking insulin will tell you how very real hypoglycemia is. However, there is an utter nonsense self-diagnosis of "hypoglycemia" that is not in the same universe as "true illness". There are also true hypoglycemia cases (VERY rare) due to tumors or hyperplasia of the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. So if you take insulin or your pancreas makes it inappropriately, yes Read more

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What to eat on a hypoglycemia diet?

What to eat on a hypoglycemia diet?

Diabetic diet: A diabetic diet is good for both high and low blood sugars. Avoid fast carbs, white sugar, refined flour foods, high fat foods. Instead eat smaller amounts, proteins, complex carbs, eat more frequently. The goal is to avoid spikes in your metabolism. Okay to check in with your doc. Be well. Read more

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Can you fast if you have hypoglycemia?

Depends: It depends on the cause of hypoglycemia. Unless you actually have low blood sugar during periods of hypoglycemia, it's generally safe to not eat after midnight for a 8 am labs. Read more

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How can I tell if I have hypoglycemia?

How can I tell if I have hypoglycemia?

Define: Hi. Please define hypoglycemia. If you're not taking diabetes drugs, true pathological hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Did you become confused, lose consciousness, have a seizure? If not, there is a popular self-diagnosis of "hypoglycemia" that isn't real. There are rare syndromes where tumors or other conditions can cause hypoglycemia; bet you don't have one. See an endocrinologist if indicated Read more

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What is the right diet for hypoglycemia?

What is the right diet for hypoglycemia?

Balance: The best diet is relatively high in protein. You should avoid processed sugars and starches, although many natural complex carbs, such as potatoes, are fine. It is advisable to remain caffeine-free, as caffeine makes you more sensitive to low glucose levels. Read more

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How is hypoglycemia diagnosed medically?

How is hypoglycemia diagnosed medically?

Blood tests: It can be diagnosed by a fingerstick test, or a regular blood test. Some people feel the symptoms of hypoglycemia even if the glucose is normal. This is usually when the glucose level is dropping quickly. It is fairly common to feel this way when beginning treatment for diabetes, even if the medication cannot cause the glucose to be below normal. Read more

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Why should we concern about hypoglycemia?

Why should we concern about hypoglycemia?

Coma, death.: Hypoglycemia is a potentially life-threatening condition that can lead to cardiac arrest (heart stopping or going into an abnormal rhythm), coma, and death. In fact, hypoglycemia is more dangerous than hyperglycemia because of how rapid things may happen. The signs/symptoms include confusion, dizziness, pallor, chest pain, and fatigue. Read more

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Why is exercise important for hypoglycemia?

Why is exercise important for hypoglycemia?

No insulin: The most common cause of hypoglicemia in pateint without diabetes is that your body over react to high glucose foods and produces too much Insulin causing your blood sugar to drop. That is why the diet is so important to prevent that. Exercise causes your blood sugar to go into tissues without the use of Insulin and reduces that reaction. Read more

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