From Livonia, Michigan, USA:
My daughter has headaches and swollen throat glands, so her doctor did some blood tests which were fine except that her glucose levels were a little high. I do not know what that means. Does this mean she has diabetes or hypoglycemia? She has to go back to have blood drawn again next month, but I can not wait! What do high glucose levels mean?
That depends upon how high the blood glucose levels were. I would go back and get them checked tomorrow and not wait a month. If there is any questions about them, you should request a consultation with a pediatric diabetes specialist. Normal premeal blood glucose values are in the 65-120 mg/dl [3.6-6.7 mmol/L] range, usually bellow 99 mg/dl [5.5 mmol/L].
Original posting 8 Jul 2002
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:36
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.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.