Infant Diabetes (Page 1 of 1)




Having to prick your babies finger and maybe even give insulin shots can be tough for a parent to administer. Do not worry about having to memorize everything about diabetes, your healthcare provider will tell you what you need to know and what to do for certain circumstances. Your baby may have high or low blood pressure, here are some symptoms to help you understand what maybe going on with your baby, since they can not communicate with us. 

High Blood Sugar:

  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue

**If you see any of these high blood sugar symptoms, consult your dr right away, high blood sugar can lead to ketoacidosis which may lead to diabetic coma. 

Low Blood Sugar:

  • A particular cry
  • Becoming pale or cranky
  • Sweating or trembling
  • Bluish tint to fingers or lips
  • Clumsiness

** If you see any of these symptoms, do a test right away and if you are unable to do a test at that very moment, treat for low blood sugar anyways. It is mandatory to have constant glucose flow in order for a baby's brain to develop so treating low glucose levels quickly and effectively is a high priority. 

Make it Safe & Fun

To make testing as easy and "safe" as possible for your little one, do not do it in their bed or other places that they will associate these areas with testing time. Be patient and calm while testing so your baby does not get frustrated or afraid and give a lot of snuggles afterwards. Speaking to your infant or singing in a calm voice while testing, may help keep them calm or giving them a toy to destract them may be helpful. You will learn differnt techniques as you go that will help get through testing and insulin treatments.

Source: web.diabetes.org 



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Added: 2/7/2014 10:30:11 AM


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