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What should I give an infant with low blood sugar?

What should I give an infant with low blood sugar?

A diagnosis!: Because hypoglycemia is dangerous for a developing brain, it is critical to get a diagnosis and treatment for an infant who has hypoglycemia. If the infant is having low blood sugars please have the baby evaluated by the pediatrician asap. Metabolic disease, pituitary gland problems, hyperinsulinemia are a few possibilities. Treatment depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for babys low blood sugar?

What is the best treatment for babys low blood sugar?

See Below: You should not be treating a low blood sugar. Has this been evaluated and diagnosed? This is something that needs to be addressed by a provider. ...Read more

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How can we cure low blood sugar in a baby?

How can we cure low blood sugar in a baby?

It depends: The cure for low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) depends on the cause. Depending on the severity and the overall situation, a pediatrician, neonatologist, or a pediatric endocrinologist can be helpful in determining the cause of hypoglycemia and directing further care and evaluation. ...Read more

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If i was born with low blood sugar and got it fixed when i was a baby could i still have it or did i grow out of it ?

If i was born with low blood sugar and got  it fixed when i was a baby could i still have it or did i  grow out of it ?

Temporary issue: The developing baby begins to form insulin, the sugar carrier protein, during pregnancy. The babies Insulin is produced at a continuous rate to transport sugar brought over by the placenta & move it to the tissues. When the cord is clamped, all infants experience a drop in their blood sugar, some to a significant degree, as baby begins to start making its own.After a day or so it should never return. ...Read more

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I wish to stop breastfeeding-my baby is 5dayd old and has been having formula top up for low blood sugar. Do I just stop or need to ween off the pump?

I wish to stop breastfeeding-my baby is 5dayd old and has been having formula top up for low blood sugar. Do I just stop or need to ween off the pump?

Breast feeding: I am sorry that you want to stop nursing; it is so good for both baby and you. If you continue to pump, your body thinks it is still nursing. You can try pumping less and less each time, but it takes longer. Stopping, although uncomfortable, is the only way. ...Read more

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Blood glucose 450 non fasting then meter says "hi" , how can I lower blood sugar? I eat low carb and exercise already but I don't want to use medicine

Blood glucose 450 non fasting then meter says "hi" , how can I lower blood sugar? I eat low carb and exercise already but I don't want to use medicine

Herbs, minerals and:: It sounds like you have diabetes; have a doc check your HbA1c. Numerous herbs can help diabetes including gymnema sylvestre, cinnamon, bilberry, fenugreek seeds & momordica charantia, aloe vera, ginseng, pterocarpus marsupium & coccina indica. Vitamins & minerals including alpha lipoic acid, chromium & vandium can also benefit. See http://tinyurl.com/qekmre3 Also see http://tinyurl.com/yzamemc ...Read more

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What are low blood sugar symptoms?

What are low blood sugar symptoms?

Hypoglycemia: blurry vision rapid heartbeat sudden mood changes sudden nervousness unexplained fatigue pale skin headache hunger shaking sweating difficulty sleeping skin tingling trouble thinking clearly or concentrating loss of consciousness ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low blood sugar?

What are symptoms of low blood sugar?

Shaky: When your sugar is low, you can feel lightheaded, shaky and sweaty. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more