From Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, USA:
What is the protocol for screening children if there is a family history of diabetes? In other words, how often should they get a finger stick? Or what would be a useful screening protocol?
As far as screening for diabetes, if a family member shows symptoms, then I would suggest to check urine glucose and blood glucose (to prevent the spread of infection, only do this if you have a meter that does not require cleaning, and be sure to use a new lancet), and to contact your doctor with the results and concerns.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:56
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.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.