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Controlling diabetes can be akin to piloting a ship between two icebergs. Veer off course in one direction, and your blood sugar rises alarmingly high. Stray too far the other way, and you’re confronting an equally dangerous situation: blood-glucose deficiency, or hypoglycemia, the most common acute complication among young persons with diabetes. Even the most conscientious patients overshoot or undershoot their marks now and then, due to their own miscalculations of how much insulin to take or to complicating factors like physical illness, exercise or emotional stress.

Consult the table available here to learn more about types of insulin treatments.

 

Last Updated
5/11/2013
Source
Caring for Your Teenager (Copyright © 2003 American Academy of Pediatrics)
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.