Is My 2 Year Old Blood Sugar Within Normal Range?

Question

Asked by amanda Lee

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!

Answer

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

Answered by Fran Cogen, M.D.