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From Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA:

My 13-year-old daughter had a 100+ insulin reading on a dip stick urine test given by the school nurse as part of a sports physical. The test was repeated on two successive days with the same results. What is a normal reading for a 13-year-old? Does this reading indicate diabetes? Should we schedule an appointment with our family physician?


I recommend you take her to the doctor as soon as possible. There a reasons other than diabetes, but diabetes needs to be considered. We find diabetes like this sometimes. Other times, we find diabetes when children go into a coma and are deathly ill. If she has diabetes, it will not go away and she will eventually get very sick.


Original posting 10 Jun 2007
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


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