From Magog, Quebec, Canada:
My brother's father-in-law was a diabetic, so they checks their kids' sugar levels every now and then just to be safe. They have four children, including a four-year-old girl who spends time with my little girl, who was diagnosed with diabetes type 1 in November. To me, my niece shows sign of diabetes often, including fatigue. The other day, she even fell asleep at my table. When I woke her up, she complained of a headache. I gave her some Pepsi then she felt better so we walked to her place. Also, she urinates a lot. A few times when my brother checked her sugar, it was in the 14s mmol/L [253 to 270 mg/dl]. Does a nondiabetic's sugar go that high? If so, how long does it stay that high? When is the best time to check her blood sugar? What should it be?
A blood glucose of 14 mmol/L [253 mg/dl] is definitely too high. So, she should be checked by her pediatrician with blood glucose, urinalysis and an A1c, perhaps also islet cell and GAD-65 antibody levels since this may represent very early diabetes. Also, if you are already working with a pediatric diabetes team in your family, you may want to get a consultation visit with them to check this out as well.
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:12
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.