Normal Infant Blood Glucose Level


To be healthy, an infant must have a normal blood glucose level. A blood glucose level that is too high or too low is treatable to bring it back to normal.


  • Blood glucose is a measurement of the sugar glucose in the blood. Everyone, including infants, needs the right amount of blood glucose to provide energy and to keep the body functioning properly.

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  • Hypoglycemia is a blood glucose level lower than the normal range. Hypoglycemia in infants may be transient (short-term) or persistent (long-term).


  • Hyperglycemia is a blood glucose level higher than the normal range. This condition is sometimes caused by certain rare disorders, but it is usually a temporary problem resulting from too much glucose in the IV line of low-birth-weight infants.


  • An abnormal infant blood glucose level is usually brought back to normal with treatment. For hypoglycemia, infants may receive tube feeding or glucose via an IV; for hyperglycemia not caused by too much IV glucose, they may receive fast-acting insulin.

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