Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Tacoma, Washington, USA:

My four year old daughter has recently, within the last five days, begun urinating very frequently, even having accidents. She has been checked for a UTI and all is clear. I did a random glucose. She hadn't eaten for almost two hours and her blood sugar was 198 mg/dl [11.0 mmol/L]. I am very worried. I am getting mixed signals. One nurse said its not normal, while the other said it is. This is my child. She is very active and has a petite build, but she weighs only 40 pounds. She weighed almost 30 pounds at one year old. Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated. She can't get in to get a fasting glucose for two weeks.


Please review this with your pediatrician as soon as possible -- do not delay! A blood sugar of 198 mg/dl [11.0 mmol/L] is clearly abnormal, especially when it is present with symptoms of weight loss, frequent urination, excessive thirst, and excessive hunger.


Original posting 13 Sep 2005
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:04
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.