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Wessex Imprinting GroupInformation for patients

Why aren't all babies routinely checked for blood sugar levels?

TND doesn’t always present on day 1 of life and most babies go home after 6 hours. Therefore it is unlikely that it will be picked up routinely. However small or very heavy babies should have their blood sugars checked routinely (less than 2.2kg/4lb14oz or more than 4.5kg/9lb14oz).

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