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Sunday, December 12, 2010 amanda Lee, Community Member, asks

Q: Is my 2 year old blood sugar within normal range?

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
12/17/10 12:55pm

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.


blue_eyed_bel, Community Member
2/ 7/12 1:42pm

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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By amanda Lee, Community Member— Last Modified: 02/07/12, First Published: 12/12/10