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What is the lowest blood sugar that you or your child have had in the past year?


<18 mg/dl (<1 mmol/l)






18-27 (1-1.5)






28-36 (1.6-2.0)






37-45 (2.1-2.5)






46-54 (2.6-3.0)






>54 (>3.0)






What is the lowest blood sugar that you or your child have had in the past year?

Poll dates: June 1 - 8, 2003
Total Votes: 793

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is an emergency that must be treated immediately. Without treatment, a low blood sugar may progress to unconsciousness and convulsions. Just under one-third (31%) of respondents reported experiencing a severe low blood sugar below 27 mg/dl (1.5 mmol/l). Two-thirds (67%) report experiencing a blood sugar below 36 mg/dl (2.0 mmol/l).

Recent studies have shown that insulin pump therapy, or MDI therapy using Lantus as a basal insulin, reduce the risk of hypoglycemia compared with a regimen of Regular and NPH. If you or your child are experiencing frequent hypoglycemia and you are not using a pump or Lantus, you may wish to discuss these alternatives with your diabetes team.

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