From Durban, South Africa:
My two and a half year old daughter is constantly getting bladder infections and such so her doctor said she should have a diabetes test. I did this, and the result was 4.7. Why did they suggest a diabetes test? Is this normal in a child of two and a half years?
I'm unsure what test was done on your daughter. If you have questions regarding a specific test or why a test may be necessary, your best resource to answer questions regarding that test is the physician who ordered the testing.
[Editor's comment: It seems likely that your daughter's doctor ran either a hemoglobin A1c, or a blood glucose. In either case, the result would probably be considered normal. I believe he/she may have done this because repeated bladder infections can be a warning sign of diabetes. SS]
Original posting 28 Jul 2003
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:46
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. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.