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Question:

From The State of Washington, USA:

My 19 year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three years ago. Her brother is now 25 and ran a blood sugar of 153 mg/dl [8.3 mmol/L] one evening, 73 mg/dl [4.1 mmol/L], another a few days later, was 114 mg/dl [ 6.3 mmol/L], and a week later, was 171 mg/dl [9.5 mmol/L]. We used a meter for these readings. Is this an indication that he developing diabetes? Does what a person who does not have diabetes eat give them high blood sugars like they would a person who has diabetes?

Answer:

If you are concerned about your son, have him checked out by your doctor. It is easy to sort out, and will stop you being worried about him.

JS

[Editor's comment: These values are not diagnostic of diabetes unless the higher values were done whilst fasting. See Classification and Diagnosis of Diabetes for more information about the diagnosis of diabetes. SS]

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Original posting 22 Oct 2000
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms

  
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