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What is a normal blood sugar level for a 2-year-old child?

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According to Mayo Clinic, typical blood sugar levels in a toddler fall between 100 and 200 mg/dL, with an average of around 70 to 90 mg/dL. A blood sugar level outside of these amounts could be an indicator of diabetes.

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What is a normal blood sugar level for a 2-year-old child?
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Blood sugar levels are affected by various factors, including the amount of activity, the content of food consumed and how long it's been since eating or being active. A lot of activity can bring glucose levels down and eating foods that contain a high number of carbohydrates can raise blood sugar levels. For most people, the pancreas will produce the insulin hormone to balance out blood sugar levels.

For a child with Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not produce insulin. Without insulin, blood sugar levels will continue to rise. If a person's blood sugar level is too high, he or she is at risk for ketoacidosis, which could result in coma. Glucose levels that drop below 60 mg/dL may cause fainting, disorientation and death.

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