From Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, USA:
My husband, who was diagnosed with diabetes ten years ago, suspected that our six year old might have a tendency to develop diabetes because she is fairly lethargic and does not have a big appetite. We tested her glucose levels after dinner, and she was 164 mg/dl [9.1 mmol/L]. Should we take to our family doctor for further testing? What is acceptable for children?
Blood sugar should not be above around 140 mg/dl [7.8 mmol/L] in otherwise normal children. A blood sugar of 164 mg/dl [9.1 mmol/L] is abnormal and should be followed-up by your family doctor. He may request some further testing to help determine if there may be a problem.
Original posting 10 May 2001
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