Does anyone have a baby or toddler with hypoglycemia? I can

Beth - posted on 11/10/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son is constantly hungry. I noticed that his hand was shaking the other day when I put him in his high chair. I look on the web, but only found info on older kids.

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Beth - posted on 11/13/2009

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He has breakfast anywhere from 7:30-8-usually he will eat a banana, baby cereal with fruit or oatmeal with applesauce( he will eat a whole packet of plain oatmeal). 10-10:30 snack time I will give him yogurt or cottage cheese,he usually wants a banana or I give him a half piece of toast with peanut butter on it. sometimes that doesn't fill him up so I give him whatever veggie we had the night before dinner. At lunch today he ate a tablespoon of ham, about a half a cup of sweet potatoes and some cottage cheese. For dinner he had 1/2 of a small chicken thigh, 2 tablespoons of sweetpotatoes and then some of mine. about a tablespoon of yogurt and a banana. He does not get bananas 3 times a day, but he would like too. Oh on second snack he had a baby mum mum(rice crackers) and about 1/2 cup of mixed veggies. I try to give him a healthy well balanced diet. He drinks from 8-10 oz of water a day.

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Aicha - posted on 10/07/2010

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Yes a toddler can have hypoglycemia it is hard to control and the best way is to eat slow digesting foods with low sugar content to keep the sugar from spiking also be sure to include lots of protein I learned this the hard way I suffer from hypoglycemia as do my children it runs in families and also puts you and your children at risk for diabetes

Shelly - posted on 10/06/2010

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Beth, my daughter was 7 months old when she started having "spells" like you've described with your son. She went undiagnosed for 5 months until she was finally hospitalized with a blood sugar count of 22! She was under the care of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN for 4 years. She is now a healthy 12 year active girl who controls her low blood sugar with a regular healthy diet. We are starting to see it sneeking back up as she is influenced by her peers to snack on chips and soda and stay up late at sleepovers. Lately she has started experiencing some bad headaches which we feel are related to her blood sugar and puberty.

Jennifer - posted on 11/13/2009

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What is his eating schedule like? What is he eating when he eats? Does he drink enough water?

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