From Madison, Alabama, USA:
I am a school nurse and had a student yesterday who was shaky with frequent urination and increased thirst. I check her blood sugar with a meter that I keep for other diabetics and her blood sugar read 414 mg/dl [23 mmol/L], twice. I called the grandmother to pick her up and take her to the Pediatric Emergency Room. When grandmother arrived, I checked the child's blood sugar again and it was 116 mg/dl [6.4 mmol/L]. The family did not take her to a doctor and I am not sure how aggressive I need to be to make them see someone. Do you think this is indicative of diabetes even though her blood sugar was normal two hours after it was high?
I would once again talk with the family and ask them to review your findings with their pediatrician. If, however, you believe there is medical neglect and/or the child is in danger, I would review your findings with your local child protection team.
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