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Infants with hypoglycemia may not have symptoms. If they do occur, symptoms may include:
Newborns at risk for hypoglycemia should have a blood test to measure blood sugar levels every few hours after birth. The health care provider should continue taking blood tests until the baby' s blood sugar level is consistently normal.
Other possible tests:
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