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Type 1 Diabetic Children Show Symptoms of SUGAR SHOCK!

Posted Dec 18 2008 7:34pm

Note from Connie: Although this SUGAR SHOCK! Blog often focuses on topics related totype 2 diabetesandinsulin resistance, new research out of Australia suggests thattype 1diabetic children could also suffer behavioral symptoms ofSUGAR SHOCK!, according toa story by Michelle Rizzofrom Reuters Health. Karen James fills you in.

After studying 42 five- to 10-year-olds with type 1 diabetes, researchers at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia discovered that when the children had elevated blood sugars levels, they exhibited behaviors such as aggression, delinquency and hyperactivity.

The scientists sought to determine if there was any truth to anecdotal stories from parents of type 1 diabetic children. The parents report that they know when their children's blood sugar levels were elevated, because their kids started acting out.

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