From Franklin, Kentucky, USA:
My 11 year old daughter is always thirsty, very irritable at times, always sleepy (even after she has slept all night), and hard to arouse at times from a deep sleep. I checked her fasting blood sugar with a meter and it was 96 mg/dl [5.3 mmol/L], I allowed her to eat pancakes with syrup, and then I did a two-hour postprandial sugar which was 144 mg/dl [8 mmol/L]. Should I have further tests done on her? If so, should I take her to a pediatric endocrinologist or a family physician?
Your daughter's family physician or pediatrician will be able to assist you with screening her for any problems related to her blood sugar and will be able to tell you when and if seeing a pediatric endocrinologist is necessary.
Original posting 13 Sep 2001
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:26
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. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.