From Rutland, Ohio, USA:
I have tested my eight year old son's blood sugar on a home glucose meter. After eating, his blood sugar was 265 mg/dl [14.7 mmol/L] so, I decided to check it in the morning before he ate. It was 192 mg/dl [10.7 mmol/L]. Because I was concerned, I have tested it several mornings. His blood sugars were between 165 mg/dl and 300 mg/dl [9.2 and 16.7 mmol/L]. He has had multiple episodes of wetting the bed, eats all the time and drinks a lot. He has had no weight loss. Should I take him to a doctor or are the home meter's measurements nothing to be concerned about? The meter is calibrated properly, but I am not sure how accurate a these readings are for a child.
A diagnosis of diabetes should not be done using a home glucometer. However, home glucometers can give you enough information to help you decide to get your son checked by his pediatrician. I would suggest making an appointment today to see your pediatrician and review your concerns. The blood sugars you have mentioned are clearly abnormal.
Original posting 11 Nov 2004
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:00
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