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When might my child with diabetes have hypoglycemia at school?

A concern during school time is that the child's blood glucose may drop too low. This is called an "insulin reaction" or hypoglycemia. This situation is most likely to occur in children with diabetes:
  • when the child misses or delays a snack
  • during a strenuous activity just before lunch
  • during a lengthy field trip or field day

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