Daughter has high blood sugar readings?thoughts?

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   Posted 3/18/2005 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone:
I am new to these boards, but so glad to have found them.  I will be posting on some other forums in the future. 
I have been keeping my track of my blood sugars during my current pregnancy and my 9 year old daughter asked if she could do it yesterday.  We were surprised to get a reading of 248!  Since then, we have been testing fbs, 2 hours, 3 hours, and some random BS. Her fasting was 100 and during the day her sugars jump all around.  Her 2 hour tests have ranged from 200, 148, 158, 107.  Her lowest results have been one hour after eating at 98 and 95.
So what do you all make of this?  I hate to call the doctor and get everybody worked up over nothing.  But these numbers just don't seem right to me at all.  Any thoughts appreciated, thanks in advance, :-)

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   Posted 3/19/2005 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
You should call your doctor asap and tell them what her BG readings are.
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   Posted 3/20/2005 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Just an update. We did have an A1C test done, it was 6.0. I have read this is borderline on the high side, but within normal? Also, her doctor doesn't feel it is diabetes, but feels that it is insulin resistance. After several days of frequent testing, her sugars have greatly improved when we are all conscious of her dieting and snacking habits. She is not spilling anything into her urine.

Another question? Is it possible for a very thin child to develop Type 2 diabetes? Her doctor seems to think that is the road she may be on, not type 1. but she is very thin (60 pounds, almost 10) and exercises quite a bit. I thought only overweight children could get Type 2.

thanks for all your help,

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   Posted 7/7/2005 3:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Being overweight is only one of the causes of Type 2 diabetes. It definately increases your risk. I am sorry my knowledge of juvenille diabetes is quite limited.

However, I just wondered, has your daughter recently lost weight. Losing weight can also be a sign of diabetes.

Glad to hear you took her to the doctor. If I were you, I would always make sure I kept a candy, preferably a glucose tablet, with you at all times. If she exercises a lot, it is possible her blood sugar could drop suddenly under certain conditions.

Also please let the school know that this is a possible concern and is under investigation.

It would be best if your doctor did a 3 hour glucose tolerance test.

I am not a doctor, but I am a type one insulin dependent diabetic. I am also a teacher and it is really important for the schools to know this information, so they can act quickly if need be.

Best of luck to you and your daughter.

Post Edited (effie) : 7/7/2005 5:42:08 AM (GMT-6)

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