From Ontario, Canada:
My friend's six year old son (who lives in Latin America) had a blood glucose reading of 167 mg/dl [9.3 mmol/L], and the doctors want to do a glucose tolerance test. However, my friend had been told that his son could fall into a diabetic coma during the test. Does this blood sugar mean the child has diabetes? How risky is the glucose tolerance test?
A glucose reading of 167 mg/dl [9.3 mmol/L] is not high enough to be diagnostic of diabetes in a six year old child unless it's a fasting value. Even then, I would not rely on this without a strong history of drinking excessively and passing far more urine than normal.
Original posting 24 Aug 2001
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:26
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