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Anyone a children’s nurse and have knowledge of diabetes in children ?

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2020wish · 21/12/2020 10:28

Really that.

My daughter is 9. Been monitoring her blood glucose levels as requested by doctor due to recurring thrush and thirst. If course can’t through to doctor this morning as they must be jam packed the lines (I will continue ringing of course) but just wanted advice on whether the levels could be pre diabetes? And what to expect going forward .

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KeyboardWorriers · 21/12/2020 10:44

Could you speak to diabetes UK while you wait to get through?

2020wish · 21/12/2020 10:52

I’ll check their website for a contact thanks :)

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WeakAsIAm · 21/12/2020 10:58

Hi possibly can help, what are her levels?

2020wish · 21/12/2020 11:23

Her fasting pre breakfast are never below 6.6mmol. Pre dinner were 7.9mmol.

For context she hasn’t had any sugary sweets/food or drinks from Friday when I started testing.

I know as an adult these levels seem ok but everywhere I am reading is suggesting anything fasting level above 5.5 is pre diabetes.

I’m just concerned as she’s had a real phobia of doctors and needles and even getting these levels is a challenge so I don’t want to stress her and have blood tests etc if these levels aren’t all that concerning as sometimes over exaggerates a bit

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2020wish · 21/12/2020 11:24

@WeakAsIAm just seen u replied on my other thread. So you think I shouldnt be concerned? X

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WeakAsIAm · 21/12/2020 11:42

If she is slim it's unlikely to be type 2 diabetes. If it was type 1 she would have much higher glucose levels.
7mmol is not high and it isn't something we would treat, yes 5.5mmol is better but 7 isn't high.
She can get higher levels from stress, so it may be possible if she is upset when you do the finger prick it may be a little higher.
Make sure she has freshly washed dry hands when you do the test.
Still speak to your GP when able so they can investigate the thrush & drinking. But the glucose levels on there own are not worrying. PM me if you're worried

2020wish · 21/12/2020 11:49

Thanks for the reply. I do wash her hands before hand but all that makes sense. I think I will continue to monitor her over Xmas break. The thrush has completely died down since we restricted sugary foods in her diet. But will keep an eye on it. And I’ll monitor At home her fluid and food intake first to get a better picture. Thank you for ur advice :) x

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