How can doctors tell if my child has hypoglycemia?
If your child has diabetes, hypoglycemia is usually caused by insulin reaction, a common complication of diabetes.
For children who have symptoms of hypoglycemia and don’t have diabetes, in addition to a complete medical history and physical exam, your child’s physician will look for evidence of what’s known as the Whipple Triad:
- symptoms known or likely to be caused by hypoglycemia
- low plasma glucose measured at the time of the symptoms
- relief of symptoms when glucose is raised to normal
The doctor may also order laboratory tests to measure your child’s insulin production.