Parents and Family

Hypoglycaemia in Children

"Good diabetic control is as much about avoidance of hypoglycaemia as it is about avoidance of high blood glucose levels." A quote from Professor Stephanie Amiel.

Hypoglycaemia, the fear and avoidance of it, is probably the most frequent worry for adults and children with diabetes and their families. These concerns have increased with the present recommendations that blood glucose levels should be as near normal as possible because with this ‘tight control’ there is a threefold increase in the risk of severe hypoglycaemia. For this reason we are treating hypoglycaemia as a separate issue.

For more information, please see our section on Hypoglycaemia