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Blood Sugar Levels Of Children

For children below six years of age, fasting blood glucose levels should be between 80 to 180 mg/dL, and post-prandial levels should be around 180 mg/dL. In the case of children in the age group of six to twelve years, the fasting blood glucose remains the same, whereas the post-prandial levels should be 140 mg/dL or below that.

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My eight-year-old son feels thirsty constantly. Is he diabetic?

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried about my son who is 8 years old and weighs approximately 66 lbs. Over the last couple of days, he is constantly thirsty, it is very hot outside. Sometimes, he is also tired, although generally, he is very active. I tested his fasting blood sugar approximately 10 hours after a...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and from the blood sugar levels of your son, it does not look like he has diabetes.I agree that he is 66 lbs and 8 years old, but children of developed countries usually are overweight, which is because of under activity. Please allow him to li...  Read Full »

What are the normal sugar levels of kids?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5 years 6 months old with 92 mg/dL, 87 mg/dL, and 90 mg/dL as fasting blood sugar level in last two months. Is it a normal range? Does sugar level of kids differ from adults? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your kid's sugar level is normal and is slightly on lower side. Yes, sugar level of kids differs slightly from adults.   Read Full »

What is the treatment for my 4-year-old diabetic son with high lipid panel?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 4 years old and he has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes one year ago. He has a high lipid panel. Comprehensive metabolic panel, lipid panel, T4 free, and thyroid have been done. Reports have been attached herewith. His A1C is 7.2. He uses Omnipod and Dexcom. He uses NovoL...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj Waddankeri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not something that one should be worried about. Triglycerides are high when the sugars are high and when sugars settle, the triglycerides also settle. Do not panic. Blood urea nitrogen is just above and it is not significant.   Read Full »

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