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From Kansas City, Missouri, USA:

I have an 8 year old son who has a lot of the symptoms of diabetes. His pediatrician drew his blood for a sugar level. My neighbor who has diabetes took a reading that was 170 on her meter. He is a healthy, very active child. What could cause such a high glucose and can that be normal?


I would encourage you to review these results with your pediatrician. Your pediatrician has other testing available that may help to find out why your son had a blood sugar level of 170. Certainly, it is a real possibility that this represents diabetes -- especially if indeed he is having some of the typical symptoms of diabetes including frequent thirst, hunger, urination and weight loss.


Original posting 22 Jun 2000
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


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