Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mom of toddler | 2009/04/13


Blood sugar

My son is turning four year in May. We recently tested his blood sugar first thing in the morning and his reading was 5.7. Is this too high? He is 97cm long and weighs 17kg. Must I be concerned?

Expert's Reply



The normal value for a fasting blood sugar in a child of his age is 3.3 to 5.6. Your son's level is just very marginally above the upper limit for normal. Why did you do the test? Has your son developed symptoms suggestive of diabetes? If so he should be investigated further by his doctor.

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Posted by: Mother of toddler | 2009/04/16

His blood sugar was tested because of a reading of 9.2 when he was taken to the emergency unit of a hospital over the weekend for severe stomach ache and vomiting. The doctor then suggested we should test this blood sugar under normal circumstances as well.

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