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Saturday, September 13, 2008 jennifer, Community Member, asks

Q: what is a normal blood sugar for a 7 year old female?

sick for months stomach ache near bellybutton hungry 24/7  bedwetting activity level down some

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Cherise Nicole, Health Guide
9/15/08 9:48pm



Hell! I am sorry your daughter has been sick. The  normal blood sugar reading after you eat should be about 140 or under 2hr after you eat. Fasting blood sugar's shuld be under 100. I think kids are different but not by much. Does it run in your family? Is your child losing weight? Frequent urination? if so I would have your daughter checked out.  I hope she feels better, I hope she doesn't have diabetes.


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Maria, Community Member
9/25/08 7:21pm

Hi Jenifer,

Normal blood sugars for children can vary from 72 to 126, sometime a little higher after high sugar intake but generally anything over this means something is wrong. The bed wetting and constant hunger were the 2 symptoms that alerted me to a problem with my daughter who is now 6, and to be honest diabetes was not something i never considered as a possible cause, but thankfully my doctor picked it up almost straight away and she was able to get the care she needed. My advice to you is not to panic, bring her to your family doctor, between the symptoms you describe and your concern about the risk of diabetes your doctor should be able to help you find out whats causing this one way or another. An oral glucose tolerance test can give a diagnosis in a matter of hours. Its probably not diabetes, but by raising your concerns you can at least put your mind at rest. Hopefully this will all be resolved soon for you.

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