Hi! I'm Hippo!
I love playing with my sister, painting, reading stories… and many more things!
But sometimes, I have to be quiet because I feel sick.
Adults say it happens because my blood sugar drops…
What can you find here?
INFORMATION ABOUT LOW BLOOD SUGARS, EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN SUFFERING FROM HYPOGLYCEMIA AND MUCH MORE!
The Hippo House is a meeting point for families living with hypoglycemia, especially non-diabetic low blood sugars.
This is not a website with the overriding message: ‘poor-little-children-who-are-sick-please-help-them…’ We already know it!
Although there are some associations which are working for improving lives of those affected and their families.The Hippo House is born because we are also living with the sugar drops and we understand perfectly what it means in your day to day …
That’s why we want to put our ‘two cents’ for those families like ours!
SOMETIMES REAL SUPERHEROES
LIVE IN THE HEARTS OF SMALL CHILDREN,
FIGHTING BIG BATTLES
Why are we doing all this?
It is scientifically demonstrated that children exposed to continuous hypoglycemia experience changes in the structures of their brains and these can cause difficulties in learning, seizures, vision problems, etc.
For our bodies to function properly we need energy. Normally this energy is provided by an essential sugar called glucose…
In order not to have to be continually eating, we have different energy stores distributed throughout the body.
And we also have a very sophisticated mechanism that controls all the processes so that you always feel well…
Oh, but it doesn't work in our kids!
There are some rare diseases causing recurring blood sugar drops and it can be really, really bad. Most of these conditions are diagnosed in a pediatric age, that's why children take too long to alert us when feeling sick.
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"IT IS ONLY WITH THE HEART THAT ONE CAN SEE RIGHTLY,
WHAT IS ESSENTIAL IS INVISIBLE TO THE EYE"
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
HI is the most frequent cause of persistent severe hypoglycemia in babies and children.
In this disease, insulin is “blind” to the blood glucose level. For this reason, it continues to be secreted even though the body is running out of energy …
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