• amanda Lee amanda Lee
    December 12, 2010
    Is my 2 year old blood sugar within normal range?
    amanda Lee amanda Lee
    December 12, 2010

    My 2 1/2 year old son came across my blood sugar meter from my pregnancy, and wanted me to test his.  I did, 2 hours after a bottle it was 126, another time two hours after a bottle it was 106, and then fasting it was 119, immediately following 106, and immediately following that it was 91, all within a five minute span.  I am very concerned with this.  Is this normal?  He exibits no symptoms of diabetes.  Thank you for your help!

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  • Dr. Fran Cogen
    Health Pro
    December 17, 2010
    Dr. Fran Cogen
    Health Pro
    December 12, 2010

    Hi there: I am not at all concerned with these blood sugar readings from the glucose monitor. It is important to note that you cannot make the diagnosis of diabetes based on glucose monitor blood sugars. If he is not having any symptoms of high blood sugars (increased urination, increased drinking, weight loss or anything unusual), I would not worry with these readings. IF you would like to definitively rule out diabetes in your toddler, I would ask your pediatrician to do a "random" blood sugar first and then maybe obtain a hb A1c if you remain concerned. Hope this is helpful.

    Dr.Cogen


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  • blue_eyed_bel February 07, 2012
    blue_eyed_bel
    December 12, 2010

    Ive had type 2 diabetes for awhile and just like anything else ran on batteries-the meters can go bad. I'm sure the crazy reading were because of that. Plus all of those numbers are decent. I wouldnt worry about it. I was wondering though your 2 and a half ur old still takes a bottle?

     

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