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Old 05-03-2012, 11:10   #1
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Question Hi quick question?

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I live in QLD Australia and have had hypoglycemia since I was a kid. Not overly severe and I always get warning signs when my levels are getting too low. I also have a autoimmune disease called Ankylosing spondylitis and my latest meds have messed with my sugars a bit.

But the question I would like to ask and I appologise if this is not the place to ask it. Often when I am doing my tests my almost 7yr old daughter asks to test also. Recently she has a lot of results coming back over 10. Then again tonight before dinner her reading was 10.6 it has since dropped after eating and is 4.2 now 1 hour after eating.

My levels usualy go up after eating so I was wondering if this is normal for kids and is the original 10.6 reading too high before a meal?

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On the face of it, those pre meal numbers do seem a bit high.

However, we are talking about a youngster. Prompts some thoughts - apologies if you're way ahead of me!
  • What has she just been nibbling - or drinking?
  • When and how did she wash her hands?
  • Does she know enough about it to be playing games with you?
As you say, her post meal figure is fine, and I can't really understand how her pattern is the opposite to what we might expect. However I suspect there are others who are better qualified to comment on that than me.


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Thanks for the reply. She had just washed her hands ready for dinner and had not eaten anything for some hours before. This is not the first time she has read high after not having eating for a little while. Now 2 hrs after her dinner her result is 4.4. I will check before she goes to bed tonight and do a test first thing in the morning just to see.

She has just recovered from a urinary tract infection but don't think that would have affected tests because of the similar readings in the past. All she ever does is eat and drink. Always hungry and thirsty but she only weights just over 20kg but does not look underweight due to muscle tone from sport.

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Thanks for the reply. She had just washed her hands ready for dinner and had not eaten anything for some hours before. This is not the first time she has read high after not having eating for a little while. Now 2 hrs after her dinner her result is 4.4. I will check before she goes to bed tonight and do a test first thing in the morning just to see.

She has just recovered from a urinary tract infection but don't think that would have affected tests because of the similar readings in the past. All she ever does is eat and drink. Always hungry and thirsty but she only weights just over 20kg but does not look underweight due to muscle tone from sport.
The UTI could well have had an impact, even on its way out of her system but nonetheless, the numbers are certainly on the high side and along with her other symptoms I'm sorry to say that I think you are justified in following it up with your doctor.

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Thanks, Thats what I was thinking. Either way I will keep a closer eye on her. It only cost a couple extra test strips and thats nothing for peace of mind.

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Be aware of hand washing products that can affect BG readings. Make sure to rinse well and dry with clean towel - some recommend paper towel.

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I think in cases like that it is always good to take her to her doctor and have them run some lab tests. I know with adults before meals they are usually close to their fasting number which is usually in the 80's or around 4.6. When you get higher numbers when you haven't eaten it is usually a sign that the liver is dumping too much glucose. Many type 2's have this problem. Since her numbers go down when she eats that tells me once her pancreas is being jumpstarted to produce insulin.

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