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Low Blood Sugar In Newborn Babies
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
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
We have a new born niece with low blood sugar and the parents are worried about visitors. Should they allow visitors? Does it cause immuity prblms?
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
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
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
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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