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From Gordon, Texas, USA:

Since diabetes runs in my family, as a precautionary method we frequently test ourselves on a home monitor, and my four year old's blood sugar was 215 mg/dl [11.9 mmol/L]. However, we did notice after we had done it that strip was outdated, but not by very much. Will that affect the result great deal? Should I have her checked out by our family doctor? The only other symptoms I have noticed are tiredness, bruising and thirst.


You cannot count on outdated strips to accurately read blood sugar. However, with a strong family history of diabetes and symptoms of fatigue, bruising and thirst, it would be prudent to bring your concerns to the attention of your daughter's physician.


Original posting 20 Nov 2001
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


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