my 46 lb child has 116 blood glucose level mid day non-fasting...Is this normal or pre-diabetic?
- BortLv 62 years ago
The pre-diabetic diagnosis for glucose level being between 100 and 125 is with fasting, not non-fasting. Take the levels while fasting, don't let him or her eat anything for 4 hours so you can run the test while they're fasting, then of course feed them something they really like to fill them up.
This article includes some suggestions on how to prevent pre-diabetes (IFG) and doing the suggestions isn't going to hurt whether a person has diabetes or pre-diabetes or not.
- Anonymous2 years ago
There is NO REASON to be testing your child unless the doctor has told you to do so.
And, NO, a mid day reading of 116 does NOT indicate ANY kind of issue with sugar levels.
Fasting readings should be 75 to 99.
Readings taken TWO HOURS after a meal should be below 140.
Any other RANDOM reading is considered NORMAL if it is between 80 to 120.
If the child is on certain medications or if the child is sick, then the child might have temporary levels that are slightly higher than "normal". But, the reading you list is NORMAL.
If you are going to test sugar levels, you should at least get half a clue about the ranges that you don't need to worry about.
One random reading at home is also not a reason to make a "diagnosis". Only a doctor can diagnose medical issues. If you are seeing issues with your child that makes you suspect health issues, then stop testing at home and get to a doctor.