Well, we are monitoring my toddler's low blood sugar at home now with a glucosometer. I tested my other children's fasting glucose (before breakfast) mostly for comparison.
My 5 1/2 year old's fasting glucose was 104 and two hours after breakfast it was 145. At bedtime it was 155. The booklet defines this as impaired glucose tolerance. I can't find much that talks about children with these slight elevations. There is a lot of info about the possibility of it leading to type 2 diabetes in adults though. My daughter has no risk factors for type 2. She is actually small for her age (born premature and had whooping cough at 7 wks so it was a rough start for her). She eats well (we don't allow junk food of any kind in the house), gets regular exercise and only her great grandparents have type 2. Although my brother has reactive hypoglycemia; I don't know if that affects things or not.
She doesn't seem to have obvious symptoms but then again with five children I don't typically monitor who goes potty when and since we have a drinking fountain down stairs I can't really gauge how much she's drinking. She's not losing weight as far as I know but it's hard to tell as she's getting taller and thinning out. I weigh her only a few times a year.
We took my toddler to urgent care today. The doctor is doing more tests and will be referring us to a pediatrician who can better direct us. I'm making an appointment for my 5 1/2 as well but in the mean time am wondering if anyone knows anything about impaired glucose in children.
One more question
: If my toddler drinks water at night is that going to affect her fasting glucose? She takes a bottle of water to bed at night and I'm not sure when the precise time she stopped drinking it is. How long should she fast ideally?
Love and Prayers, Kelly