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HomeAnswersEndocrinologyblood sugar levelsMy 2-year-old grandson suffers from fluctuating blood sugar levels, chills, vomiting, and disorientation. Why?

What causes my grandson's blood sugar fluctuations, disorientation, chills, and vomiting?

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Answered by

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At November 30, 2023
Reviewed AtDecember 5, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My two-year-old grandson woke up with a blood sugar level of 47 mg/dl this morning. He experienced chills, vomiting, and appeared disoriented. We took him to the ER, where he underwent various blood and metabolic tests, including a thyroid test, for about seven hours. Throughout the day, his blood sugar levels ranged from 45 to 202. His father has type 1 diabetes, but the ER did not confirm whether our grandson has diabetes. They advised us to follow up with an endocrinologist. A few months ago, he had an enlarged liver, but tests did not find anything conclusive. Although we hope it is not diabetes, we are concerned about other possible causes. Please help.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Shaikh Sadaf


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

It seems your grandson experienced a hypoglycemic (low sugar in the blood) episode, but I cannot definitively conclude its cause with the provided information. While it hints at a possible endocrine issue, I need the results of the pending tests for a clearer picture. It is essential to know if your grandson was taking any medications, as this information could assist in diagnosis. Please share the test results when available.

I hope this helps.

For further inquiries, feel free to consult me at icliniq.com.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf
Dr. Shaikh Sadaf


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