My 4-yr-old's (dx 9 montha ago) bg tested at 45 this afternoon. I treated with a glucose tab (4 g carbs) and 1/5 C orange juice (5 carbs) so 9 carbs total. I rechecked her in 12 minutes and bg was 369. Then double checked with an alcohol swab and got 390! Then did a control test and control solution was 131.
Can anyone make sense of this? Is that even possible to go from 45-369 in 12 minutes? I'm questioning if she was even that low to begin with but don't know how it would have come up in the meter. ANy help or words of wisdom is appreciated. Thank you!
Child have less hypo awareness, mine doesn't feel bad until 40s
Awareness gets worse the more low BGs you are used to.
When you're a kid, I think it's harder to articulate what you feel. So kids may not be as able to express that they are feeling off. But, yes, it is not uncommon for low symptoms to diminish over time. The theory is that with repeated low blood sugars, your body adjusts to the feeling.