Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Newfoundland, Canada:

My mother has had numerous symptoms of diabetes (i.e. thirst, sweating, etc.), and her blood sugars have been as high as 24 mmol/L [432 mg/dl] and as low as 4.1mmol/L [73.8 mg/dl]. This has been ongoing for a while, but her doctor does not seem very concerned.


It sounds like your mother has diabetes that needs better treatment. The American Diabetes Association recommendations state that if the hemoglobin A1c is more 1% above the upper limit of normal in the lab performing the test, further therapy should be added to her current regimen. If her physician does not address this, she may have to find someone else who will.


Original posting 8 Mar 2002
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:30
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.