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Re: [IPk] Hypos and fits



Hi Jackie
That sounds like the  most sensible explanation I've heard so far!
It sounds from other people's comments that quite a few adults have fits too, 
which I was quite surprised at, as I've rarely heard of this before.
Well, you learn something every day!
Di

On Monday 17 June 2002 23:25, you wrote:
> Hi Di
>
> You said you wondered why fits seemed more common in children.  Well I
> think that children are more prone to fits during hypos because young
> children are more prone to fits anyway.  Whenever I have been in hospital
> (numerous times with all of my children except the eldest) there have
> always been two or three kids on the ward, often brought in during the
> night who have had a fit.  Most were only there for observation.  Children
> are prone to fits if they get an infection and their temperature goes high.
>  The illness sometimes is only mild and the kids go home the next day.  I
> think children's brain are more sensitive and the brain short circuits. By
> the time a child is four or five this is less likely to occur but still,
> maybe all children are more sensitive than adults to the drop in glucose in
> the brain.  Someone having a fit can use up a lot of oxygen so a fit needs
> to be treated promptly or there may be a risk of brain damage if it goes
> untreated for a long time
>
> Jackie.
>
> Mum to twins  Sasha and Rebecca  aged  8.  Sasha DX D 1999,  both coeliac
> 2001,  Mum also, to Danielle and Nicole. Wife to Terry.
>
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