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Sugar in urine, but normal blood sugar in 4 year old. Significance??

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Mummyfor3 Tue 29-Jul-08 10:00:08

That is pretty much it. My DS's urine was tested in Germany for infection with test strip as he has a history of urine infections and had a high temperature last week. No sign of infection but +++ glucose. His blood sugar was normal at 92 (continental units, normal range is 80-100).
He is known to have some scarring on kidneys due to aforementioned UTI and reflux. Is this related? Or does this have no significance at all??

Here is hoping. Thanks for advice. I am finding myself unable to wait for Dr's appointment later this week. Needless to say, DS is now fine.. smile

cmotdibbler Tue 29-Jul-08 11:08:16

Its probably due to kidney scarring, but some people do just excrete more glucose than others anyway. When I was pg I always had +++ glucose, and I asked a friend who works in urine and blood testing about it. She says their consultants won't do any tests for urine glucose as its pointless

3littlefrogs Tue 29-Jul-08 11:09:55

Agree - it is probably not significant. Blood sugar levels are more important.

Mummyfor3 Tue 29-Jul-08 11:46:19

Thank you for your answers. I feel reassured that DS is NOT diabetic grin.

piratesmom Tue 12-Aug-08 18:08:34

My 4 year old has just had the same problem. He has been running a fever off and on for a day and a half, with glucose in his urine but normal blood test (79) and normal kidney function test. My doctor says he's looking into what could cause this.

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