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When should I be concerned about my childs blood sugar without the diagnosis of DM yet?
My child is 10 years old and has excessive thurst, hunger, and urination. My husband developed DM @ age 11 yrs old. My daughters blood glucose fasting has ranged from 86-120 and her gluose 4 hrs after eating have ranged from 140-165. Should we be followed by a pediactric endocrinologist and should she be started on medication to prevent damage to her Beta cells?
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Discuss your concerns with your child's doctor.  They will need to run testing to see if your child has DM or not.   A glucose tolerance test may be very helpful in this diagnosis.  Normally doctor's like to have blood sugar readings done fasting and 2 hours after eating a meal.  Voice your concerns!
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