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    Diabetes in Children: Checking Blood Sugar in a Child

    Your child needs to know when his or her blood sugar level is outside the target range. Fortunately, your child's blood sugar level can be checked anywhere and anytime by using a home blood sugar (glucose) meter. Blood sugar meters give results quickly.

    Knowing your child's blood sugar level helps you treat low or high blood sugar before it becomes an emergency. It also helps you know how exercise and food affect your child's blood sugar and how much short-acting insulin to give (if your child takes insulin).

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    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
    Specialist Medical ReviewerStephen LaFranchi, MD - Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology

    Current as ofJuly 25, 2014

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    Last Updated: July 25, 2014
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