What Does Pediatric Hypoglycemia Mean?

Q:
What does pediatric hypoglycemia mean?

A:
Hypoglycemia is a common clinical problem in neonates, less common in infants and toddlers, and rare in older children.

Hypoglycemia can be caused by various conditions. The most common cause of mild or severe hypoglycemia in children is insulin-treated type 1 diabetes, which means that there is a mismatch among food, exercise, and insulin.

Glucose is the main source of fuel for the brain and the body. The normal range of blood glucose is about 70 to 140 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). The amount differs based on the most recent meal and other things, including medicines taken.

Babies and small children with type 1 diabetes will have different goal ranges of blood glucose levels from older children.

Infants and children with asymptomatic hypoglycemia have been shown to have neurocognitive defects at the time of hypoglycemia, including impaired auditory and sensory-evoked responses and impaired test performance.

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