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From Vienna, Virginia, USA:

My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last year. During a very late dinner last evening, my nephew (same age as my daughter) asked to be tested using her test strips. When she did, his glucose level was 198 mg/dl [11.0 mmol/L]. About 10 minutes after dinner, she checked him again and his reading was 121 mg/dl [6.7 mmol/L]. Are these normal blood sugar levels? He's small for his age and very active.


In general, blood glucose readings on a home monitor may not be as accurate as those done by a laboratory. A reading of 121 mg/dl [6.7 mmol/L] is considered normal. But, if the he has the symptoms of diabetes, you might want to suggest that the boy undergo laboratory testing.


Original posting 16 Aug 2006
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


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