What is low blood sugar in children?

Low Blood Sugar in Children

What can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in children who have diabetes?

Your child isn't likely to get low blood sugar unless your child takes insulin or certain diabetes medicines that lower blood sugar. Then low blood sugar may happen if your child:

  • Takes too much insulin or other diabetes medicine.
  • Skips or delays a meal or snack.
  • Is more physically active than usual without eating enough food.
  • Takes a medicine that can lower blood sugar as a side effect.
  • Starts a menstrual period. This causes hormonal changes that may affect how well insulin works.

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