DWQA QuestionsCategory: QuestionsHypoglycemia
Alejandro Garza asked 5 years ago
It’s been 8 years since my LCHADer was born and neither she nor the majority of LCHADers I know, have shown any symptoms of hypoglycemia.
Hypoglycemia is much more frequent in MCAD and VLCAD.

1 Answers
INFORM Physician answered 5 years ago
Alejandro,
The hypoglycemia in FAODs is situational and usually related to stresses such as illness and prolonged fasting. It is most common in the first few years of life and becomes less frequent in older children or adolescents when muscle symptoms become more frequent. It’s hard to know fi LCHAD or MCAD patients have more risk of hypoglycemia but it doesn’t really matter since even one event in one patient can be life threatening. You should stay alert for the symptoms and provide sugar immediately if present while calling your metabolic doctor. Hope this helps. Dr. Vockley