From Columbia, South Carolina, USA:
My eight year old daughter lives with her father and stepmother, and they have both expressed she has increased urination and hunger. However, when she is with me, these symptoms do not appear. She had a three-hour oral glucose tolerance test with results as follows:
Time Value Normal Range Fasting 92 mg/dl [5.1 mmol/L] 75-115 mg/dl [4.1-6.4 mmol/L] 30 minutes 153 mg/dl [8.4 mmol/L] 100-190 mg/dl [5.6-10.6 mmol/L] one hour 136 mg/dl [7.6 mmol/L] 120-180 mg/dl [6.7-10 mmol/L] two hours 134 mg/dl [7.4 mmol/L] 78-130 mg/dl [4.3-7.2 mmol/L] three hours 70 mg/dl [3.9 mmol/L] 80-120 mg/dl [4.4-6.7 mmol/L]
Does my daughter have hypoglycemia? Is there a different normal range for pediatric patients?
An isolated blood sugar of 70 mg/dl [3.9 mmol/L] would not typically support a diagnosis of hypoglycemia. I encourage you to review your questions about this testing with the physician who ordered the test.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:34
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