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From San Antonio, Texas, USA:

My 14 year old daughter weighs 275 pounds, her dad is on insulin, and she had a blood sugar of 188 mg/dl [10.4 mmol/L] with sugar in her urine when I took her to the doctor. What does all this mean? Should I be concerned? How high does her sugar have to be?


You need to get to your daughter back to the doctor, or preferably to a pediatric diabetes team ASAP. Her blood glucose level, while not diagnostic of diabetes, can be classified as impaired glucose tolerance which can be a precursor to diabetes. Treatment at this stage involves weight loss and controlling the blood glucoses. Be sure she gets seen again soon.


[Editor's comment: See the Classification and Diagnosis of Diabetes, What You Need to Know about Type 2 Diabetes in Children, and Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). SS]

Original posting 14 May 2002
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


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