From Los Angeles, California, USA:
Recently, when my friend's blood sugar was checked, her level was 8.1 mmol/l [146 mg/dl], half an hour after eating a ham sandwich. She had been experiencing symptoms of increased thirst and just slightly increased urination, but a heat wave recently passed and this could have been the result. Is this level normal or shall I advise her to see a doctor?
A blood sugar of 8.1 mmol/l (146 mg/dl) is abnormally high. I would suggest that she seek care from her physician to investigate why she may be having high blood sugars, especially if she has other symptoms such as the increased thirst and urination that you mentioned.
Original posting 23 Jun 2006
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:08
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. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.