Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Ohio, USA:

Is it normal for a non-diabetic, three year old to have a blood sugar level of 175 mg/dl [9.7 mmol/L] on more than one occasion? I'm a diabetic and this worries me for my child.


The American Diabetes Association considers a normal blood sugar to be less than 100 mg/dl [5.6 mmol/L] fasting and less than 140 mg/dl [7.8 mmol/L] for a casual or random blood glucose. These values are plasma levels, not blood sugars found on a home meter. To diagnose diabetes, blood glucose must be checked by a physician. If you are concerned about your child, please have his or her blood glucose checked by your physician.


Original posting 6 Oct 2004
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms and Blood Tests and Insulin Injections


  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:58
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.