Freaking out.. Somebody tell me what to do


#1

It’s 12:35 pm my soon to be 8 yr old daughter came to me and said " I feel shaky." I wasnt apying attention to what she had for breakfast… her sister said " 2 bowls of “Honey buzzers” equal to eating HoneyComb cereal. sigh…
I tested her with my meter. She was 59.
For lunch she is eating 2 Ham & Cheese Sandwiches and an apple.
MeadowLark… feeling nervous. not sure where to put this post just yet…


#2

I know your having trouble with the insurance thing now but I think I would take her to the DR just to be sure about what’s going on. Maybe her body’s making too much insulin. That’s about all I can say about it right now without more info. Sorry. Just feed her and then check her again in 2 hours maybe she’ll be doing fine then.


#3

Calm down! It sounds like a normal hypoglycemic response to an overwhelming carbohydrate load!

Also, for children, I believe that normal blood sugars may be lower than adults. Just as in pregnancy a 70 is the TARGET blood sugar.

Use it as a teaching moment with your daughter and explain to her that eating too much starchy sugary stuff is going to make her feel like crud.


#4

I’m assuming she’s not a diabetic… She might be hypoglycemic. People with hypoglycemia will overproduce insulin when they get a sudden surge of sugar. Their body also typically overproduces insulin throughout the day so that’s why they need to eat regularly.

Normal people do NOT have a drop to 59 mg/dl just because they ate a ton of sugar. They might feel crappy because of a jump and then a crash, but those are still within relatively normal blood sugar ranges. 59 mg/dl is not normal ever for a non-diabetic, so I’m assuming she’s hypoglyemic. Visit the doctor to get a proper diagnosis, though the treatment is really pretty basic: regular meals with complex carbohydrates and limit on the sugary stuff. Not really much else you can do besides that.


#5

I’m gonna keep checking her numbers for today. At two hours after she was 127, then at 3 hours 95. She will be 8 in October and weighs 98 pounds and is 53 inches tall.
I guess I’m just being tripped because she said she was shaky before lunch. ugh…
I’ll check her til tomorrow and then take results to a Dr.
Thankyou all :slight_smile:
MeadowLark


#6

I am wondering what her BG numbers are just 30 minutes- one hour after eating. Sometimes the hypoglycemia can be a rebound after going high. In my experience, people don’t go more than about 30 points up and down, even after eating a lot of sugar/carbohydrates.