Risk factors for very high or
low blood sugar levels in a child with
type 1 diabetes include:
Age. Very young children are at the greatest risk for very low
blood sugar, because they are often not able to communicate symptoms.
Tight blood sugar control. Although keeping your child's blood
sugar levels tightly within a
target range is important, this puts
him or her at risk for frequent low blood sugar levels.
Persistent high blood sugar levels. Children who have persistent
high blood sugar, indicated by higher hemoglobin A1c test results, are at
greater risk for
diabetic ketoacidosis than children who have lower
Growth spurts and changing
hormone levels that occur during puberty make it
difficult to keep a child's blood sugar level within a target range.
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
Institute via the Internet web site at http://
.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 04, 2014
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