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Child has sugar reading 5.1. Is this normal?

hiya, i spoke to my gp today regarding my son , i am type 1 diabetic had it for years , very bad pregancy , son was born hypoing ,hes drinking loads at the moment , a 2litre bottle of juice last 2 days with 2 pints a milk aday , i got told to test hes sugar reading, so i did it tonight before bed 5.1 is that good for nearly a 3 year old and should i do a urine stick on him also
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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 A healthy child's blood glucose still fluctuates hour by hour during the day. Eating, exercising or an illness can cause sugars to increase or decrease. Normal values for a child without diabetes are 70 to 130 mg/dL.
Your son's value of 5.1 before bed translates to 92 mg and is therefore normal.
I don't think there is any need to go for any urine test.
However I would advise you to discourage your child from loading up with unnecessary sugars in any form.
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