My son's mother is a general practitioner. She discovered, by accident, that our son, who weighs 28 kg (62 pounds), has diabetes. His fasting blood sugar was 170 mg/dl [9.4 mmol/L] while his postprandial blood sugar was 220 mg/dl [12.2 mmol/L]. A consulting pediatrician determined that his A1c was 9.0 and put him on Glucophage and asked his mom to adjust the dosage as necessary. For now, he is taking one-half a 500 mg tablet after lunch and the same amount after dinner. His blood sugars are now in the normal range. A second pediatrician said that our son should be on insulin. What is your opinion?
It's hard to really know. If the A1c is the same standards as in Europe/US, then his average glucose is quite high. It is hard to imagine managing a 10 year old who weighs 28 kg other than as type 1 or needing insulin.
Original posting 21 Jan 2008
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:14
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