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From Dublin, Virginia, USA:

My four year old son was diagnosed with typeá1 at the age of two. I periodically check blood sugars on my 19 month old twins. I have found on several occasions that one twin has an elevated sugar, 510 mg/dl [28.3 mmol/L] being the highest and even 289 16.1 mmol/L]. These readings have been sporadic, and we have not had a high reading in at least a month. Could this be considered honeymoon? Our doctors are not sure.

Answer:

I think there is confusion here. Honeymoon is a term reserved for the temporary partial remission phase of typeá1 diabetes after treatment has started. Therefore, this cannot apply to your twins.

I cannot explain why you should find such grossly elevated sugars then they revert to normal. Accordingly, I think it is highly likely that your high readings were spurious. To be honest, I don't think you should be checking your other children regularly unless they develop symptoms but, if you must, then ensure that your fingers and theirs are clean before you start. If you find genuinely high sugars, then they should be confirmed by professionals, and other tests should also be performed including a glucose tolerance test and/or hemoglobin A1c.

KJR

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Original posting 24 Oct 2000
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms

  
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