My 17 year old daughter has blood sugar readings around 59 and 62 that make her shakey, dizzy and feel like she is going to pass out. She had to fast for oral surgery in July 2010 and she passed out before it but the nurse thought it was from getting the I.V. , I wasn't even informed of it cause they didn't remember which patient it was at the time, then after we got home that day she did it again but it was more like a seziure when I seen it. This was the first time anything like this ever happened to her so we didn't know about the low blood sugar levels before all of this. She never had any previous symptoms. I took her to a juvenial diabetes specialist referred by her doctor and he said those ranges are normal and that if they are in the 30's and 40's then she would be abnormal. I don't know what others normal ranges are but I know my daughter and if she had a range in between there she would be in grave condition. He never did any tests on her besides the normal finger stick that she tests herself with. Everything I see online says anything lower than a 70 is considered low. I am taking her to another doctor tomorrow cause we have not gotten any answers yet besides she needs to eat breakfast. Why is it that she hardley ever eats breakfast but occasionally she has bad drops in her sugar levels? What kind of testing would give us some answers?View Thread
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