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From Pennsylvania, USA:

My grandson son is 6 years old. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 2 and is a very brittle diabetic. He has been suffering from nightmares but when we test him during the nightmares, he is generally in a decent range, not too high nor low. Is there another reason related to diabetes for this? Also, he has been complaining of stomach pains but not necessarily at mealtime.


Hypoglycemia is a well described cause of nightmares. Have you checked at other times in the night. He may be back up by the time you are testing.

Stomach pains in 6 year old children are always a problem if the cause isn't easily found (stress, parasites, etc.). Ask your doctor to look for celiac disease too.


Original posting 3 Apr 1999
Posted to Daily Care


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