Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Chantel Reyneke | 2009/05/08

Q.

DIABETES CHILDREN

I done a blood sugar test on my 4 year old and her sugar level was 10 - my father is a Type 1 diabetes so should i be concerned is that level to high for a child is she a diabetes as well?

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert

Yes it is definitely too high. There are, however, factors that can influence a home blood glucose test - such as if the child had something sweet to eat before and the hands were not washed properly. I would definitely advise you to take your child to your doctor to have it properly evaluated - especially if he/she had symptoms of diabetes.

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