Congenital hyperinsulinism (excessive insulin production) is the most common cause of persistent or recurring hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in infancy. Many infants and children affected with any of the various forms of hyperinsulinism have recurring, severe episodes of hypoglycemia both before and after diagnosis that can cause seizures, brain damage, and developmental delay. Since undiagnosed hyperinsulinism or failure of treatment for hyperinsulinism significantly increases the risk of mental retardation and permanent brain damage, prompt diagnosis and aggressive treatment are crucial in the fight against this disease.
The "World Diabetic KID'Z Foundation (WDKF)" has teamed up with this Organization, to help bring Awareness and Education of this profoundly important Topic.
There is also a Petition in place to make BG Testing MANDATORY on all Newborns.
Please visit for more information and help us, help this fine Group.