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    Diabetes: High or Low Blood Sugar in Young Children - Topic Overview

    Young children with type 1 diabetes aren't able to recognize when their blood sugar level is high or low and then tell an adult. And sometimes it's even hard for a parent to tell the difference.

    Some signs that may indicate high or low blood sugar in a very young child include:

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    • Irritability, anger, or crying.
    • Paleness.
    • Nervousness or trembling.
    • Staring off or not responding when touched or spoken to.
    • Dark urine with a strong sweet odor.
    • Drowsiness or difficulty waking up.

    When you see changes in your child, do a home blood sugar test. It will show the actual blood sugar level, eliminating the guesswork.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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