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May 14, 1932

Blood Sugar in Normal and Sick Children with Special Reference to Coeliac Disease.

JAMA. 1932;98(20):1765. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730460069036

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Using the Hagedorn-Jensen method, the author first investigated the blood sugar in normal infants and children. In normal infants up to the first year of life she found that fasting blood sugar values were lower than the normal values for adults. After ingestion of dextrose, the duration of hyperglycemia in normal infants under a year of age is as a rule less than two and one-half hours. In normal older children the fasting blood sugar values approach closely the normal adult figures, although occasionally a great variation in an individual child may be found. Likewise the results obtained in older children after the ingestion of dextrose approximate the adult normals. Following these blood sugar investigations on normal infants and children, the author reports her results on the blood sugar determinations in children suffering with celiac disease, cretinism, eczema, rickets and tetany. In celiac disease she obtained only a slight degree

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