Sheree Mutton reveals the latest medical research to help you stay healthier for longer.
LOW SUGAR LINK TO DEVELOPMENT
Newborns who have low blood sugar levels – neonatal hypoglycaemia – are two to three times more likely to have difficulties with problemsolving, planning, memory, attention and hand-eye co-ordination at age four and a half than children who had normal blood sugar levels. Babies at risk include those born prematurely, babies smaller or larger than usual, or whose mothers have diabetes. The baby can be tested with a heel-prick blood test after birth and treated with a sugar gel if their blood sugar is too low.