From Perth, Western Australia:
I am 12 years old, and I don't have diabetes, but I've checked my blood sugar on my sister's meter, and it has been as high as 9-15 mmol/L [162-270 mg/dl]. Is that bad? Should I get checked by a doctor since I've heard that my blood sugar should be around 4-6 mmol/L [72-108 mg/dl]?
Those sugars are clearly elevated. I would suggest discussing them with your physician as soon as possible. Please see Classification and Diagnosis of Diabetes Guidelines for more information about the diagnosis of diabetes.
[Editor's comment: Two or more elevated blood glucose values (measured on a laboratory machine, not a home meter) are sufficient to make a diagnosis of diabetes. Based on what you say, I agree with Dr. Brown that you should see a medical professional as soon as possible. This means in days, not weeks or months.
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Original posting 17 Sep 2002
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:38
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