Sorry to ask, but can't seem to find anything on the net. My son is 7 years old and a sugar junkie. I've tried everything to get him to eat better. My husband believes you should eat what you want. Its hard fighting a losing battle. However, I am 31 weeks pregnant and just diagnosed with Gest Diabetes and My son wanted his level checked and I did so. His reading was 133 and he hadn't ate anything other than a small snack of fruit gushers over an hour before the reading. Is this number something to be concerned with?
I would say that cause he is a sugar junky, you probably tested him after eating lots of sweets! I would only be concerned if his sugar was not in the normal sugar levels in the morning! Everytime a normal person eats food, there sugar level rises, after some time when their natural insulin kicks in the level will fall! Obviously if your son had just eaten a lot of sweets, then his sugar level could well be a bit high.
Like I said, check in the morning, and hopefully level will be fine.
That number (133) an hour after eating sugary food isn't a problem. What is a problem, however, is the fact that with you having gestational diabetes, you are at an increased risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, which means that your son is also at increased risk as he gets older. Good eating habits developed now will help him prevent that potential risk as he ages. And since more and more kids are being diagnosed with T2 due to our country's awful eating habits and lack of exercise, your husband should be a whole heck of a lot more concerned about what your son is eating. He doesn't need to be on a severely restricted diet, but neither should he be overindulging in sweets and junk food.