From Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA:
My six-year-old nephew recently fell off the monkey bars and fractured his right tibial plateau. He is in a long leg cast. Recently, his mother has noticed nocturia, polyphasia and a thirst she cannot quench. He was in the doctor's office for a follow-up appointment for his fracture. His fasting blood sugar was in the 400s mg/dl [over 22.2 mmol/L]. The doctor's office wants to send him to the Emergency Room at a hospital 2.5 hours away for treatment. Is the long bone fracture in itself enough to cause the hyperglycemic events?
The fracture will not cause a blood sugar of 400 mg/dl [22.2 mmol/L]. This child needs urgent medical attention for the high blood sugar.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:10
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