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Wed Apr 04 07:04:21 UTC 2012

Do a few mild lows a week (40s,50s & 60s) in a growing child age 10 affect brain growth?
Asked By: kavonmike  

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2012-04-08 09:56:38.0

That is a question I get asked a lot by moms and having two sons with diabetes I have done a lot of reading on this issue. The good news is that most studies show no long term effects from some mild hypoglycemia on occasion. You can look at the New England Journal of Medicine 2007 May issue which published a great study on this. As a mom we worry about everything, but I have learned over the years to relax a bit. My son who has had diabetes since he was just 17 months old is now a forth year med student at Duke. Thankfully , he is still as bright as ever!! I hope this eases your mind a bit.
Answered By: susan sloane
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2012-04-14 10:05:08.0

I totally agree. My daughter was diagnosed T1 at 18 mos old. She had seizures during the night, starting at age 4 and ending when she went on the pump at 16. Over that period she had roughly 10. She is now 28 years old, a college graduate and a successful Property Manager preparing for her wedding in October. It's scary when it happens, but if you can remain calm, knowledgable and can get that glucagon in ASAP, things will be OK. Chill out.
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