advertisement
 

  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team
Question:

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA:

My 15 year daughter has type 1 diabetes, and one night my seven year old son asked to have his blood sugar checked which was 161mg/dl [8.9 mmol/L]. After dinner, I checked it again and it was 395 mg/dl [21.9 mmol/L], 20 minutes later it was 259 mg/dl [14.1 mmol/L], and his fasting the next morning was 100 mg/dl [5.6 mmol/L]. His urine was negative for glucose and ketones. I am very worried and have called his pediatrician. Can a child's blood sugar go this high without having diabetes?

Answer:

If these are true blood sugars, they likely represent diabetes. Your son's pediatrician will likely confirm the blood tests with additional tests in the physician's office.

MSB

DTQ-20010910120809
Original posting 18 Sep 2001
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms

  
advertisement


                 
  Home Return to Top

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.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.