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OK, so on March 26th, I took my five year old daughter in to her regular doctor for a weight check (She has always been small, and her doctor has been keeping a close eye on her weight the last few months) She had lost four pounds in a month, she is now down to 34 pounds, so he did a bunch of blood work on her, and everything came back normal except her random glucose, it was 234! She has always been a thirsty child, but recently started peeing in her pants. She has also been really tired. So, he did an A1c, and it came back as 5.5%. He wanted her to go to a pediatric endocrinologist, and we thought it was all set up, then the endocrinologist called me at home a few days later wanting new blood work through the doctors office, so we took her back in on the 30th of March, and her doctor re-did her glucose, it was 148, and he re-did her A1C (I didn't figure the A1C would change, but it was 6.3%) So, he gave us a scrip for a meter, and strips, and we were told to start checking her sugar three to four days a week, fast forward to today, we have been checking her sugars, and they range anywhere from 40-300 at times. We have been to the ER three times in less than a month for highs and lows, now Friday, her regular doctor saw her again, and took all her logs and faxed them to the endocrinologist. What I am confused about is, first, is it even possible for her A1C to jump that much in just four days? Why is the endocrinologist dragging their feet? Is it normal for a non-diabetic child to have such wild ranges of blood sugars? One day last week, she started out fasting at 224, then before supper, it was 130, then after supper, before bed, it had bottomed to 46. This just doesn't seem normal to me, am I wrong? Any help would be appreciated, and thank you all.