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Premature Babies 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.
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
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.
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.
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.
By blood sugar test: Children with low blood sugar have different symptoms than babies with low blood sugar. If blood sugar falls low rapidly, symptoms may be anxiety, perspiration, rapid heart beat, shaking, vomiting, weakness, and seizure. If it occurs all the time, the symptoms may be headache, dizziness, personality change, increased appetite, seizures, loss of consciousness, and others. Blood sugar level is.
4 reactive hypoglyce: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin.See 1 more doctor answer
Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is potentially dangerous. The rate of fall in your blood sugar and the cause of the fall (such as excess Insulin after a large meal) need to be addressed. Light headed, shaky, sweaty, anxious are some symptoms. Okay to check with your doc about your symptoms and treatments. A diabetic diet, low glycemic index, will help both high and low blood sugars.
Define: Hi. Please define low blood sugar. 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, and has nothing to do with blood sugar. That's far more common than having true pathologic hypoglycemia.
Depends on how low: When sugar first starts to drop people can have sx of fatigue, dizziness, nausea, tremor, sweating, palpitations. If bs drops extremely low it can lead to syncope/coma or seizures. First thing if suspected is to check the blood sugar as not everyone will get symptoms especially if they have history of frequent lows.
Meter or lab test: There are common symptoms that people with low blood sugar may experience, including sweats, shaking, heart pounding, vision changes, headaches, nausea or hunger, and weakness/lightheadedness. The only way to know that a low sugar is causing them, however, is to check with a glucose meter, or a lab test at a doctor's office.
First check BS: First check the bs, then if low drink 4 oz of juice or regular pop. If not available, eat 1-2 pieces of hard candy or take 2 glucose tabs. Then recheck bs in 15 min to see if improved, if not repeat steps above until bs comes up.
Are you on insulin?: Hi. I'll proceed assuming you're a diabetic on insulin. Tight control of diabetes (often with insulin, which includes ALL type 1's) is highly advised, but carries with it a real risk of hypoglycemia (lowBG). Frequent BG monitoring (meter or continuous glucose monitor) is essential. If conscious, treat lowBG with oral sugar source; if unconscious, give glucagon shot or call paramedics.
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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