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Old 06-05-2011, 08:36 AM   #1
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Question Dr. wants me to monitor 10 yr old son & I have ?'s

A couple of months ago I was told his fasting blood sugar was low (70 while fasting). Then last week another dr did blood work & called me to say it was high & I needed to monitor him. I know nothing about blood sugar levels. If someone could please help me, I'd so appreciate it. He is not over weight, if anything under weight.

Day 1
Fasting 108
1 hr after eating 72
2 hr after eating 90

Day 2
Fasting 118
1 hr after eating 148
2 hr after eating 253
3 hr after eating 80

before dinner 90
1 hr 163
2 hr 146
He was playing hard & doing a lot of running.

I called like they said, but didn't tell me anything but I could take him to ER if I felt he need to go. What am I looking at? Can blood sugar drop from 253 to 80 in 1 hr? Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Re: Dr. wants me to monitor 10 yr old son & I have ?'s

That is quite a swing from 253 to 80 in an hr. Of course you have to consider what he ate..was it a high carb dinner? I don't know how long your Dr. wants you to monitor him but I would take a morning fasting and then another 2 hrs. after his biggest meal and also a reading before bed. Seems his numbers are all over the place. If you see a very high reading..think about what he ate and see if there is a connection. There just might be something that is sending his readings up at times.

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That is quite a swing from 253 to 80 in an hr. Of course you have to consider what he ate..was it a high carb dinner? I don't know how long your Dr. wants you to monitor him but I would take a morning fasting and then another 2 hrs. after his biggest meal and also a reading before bed. Seems his numbers are all over the place. If you see a very high reading..think about what he ate and see if there is a connection. There just might be something that is sending his readings up at times.

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Re: Dr. wants me to monitor 10 yr old son & I have ?'s

Thank you. If he isn't diabetic his #'s should ever be that high should they? Everyone keeps asking what he ate, & I get that, but non-diabetic should be able to eat anything without #'s that high right?

 
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Re: Dr. wants me to monitor 10 yr old son & I have ?'s

Hi..Some Non Diabetic people have numbers very high after eating certain things..it depends on how long it takes for them to return to normal. I am not familiar with how children's numbers run. To actually determine if he is a true Diabetic they should run an A1c and also a glucose test. I believe the glucose test measures fasting..one hr. and then 2 hrs.

I've seen people on here go for the glucose test and although their numbers were high they returned to normal within a certain time frame and were told they were NOT Diabetic.

Hopefully someone with more knowledge then myself will beable to answer your questions.

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