I think my 3 year old son is also diabetic

By alexiskim Latest Reply 2012-10-09 01:24:55 -0500
Started 2012-10-07 16:35:17 -0500

I was diagnosed type 1 in march of this year. However , I have been watching my son for several months and see signs. The other day after having a banana and some rice with dinner I checked his sugar. It was 212. This is not normal right? My husband keeps telling me he is not diabetic but I think he is denial. I should have a blood test done right away no?

8 replies

cyberbri 2012-10-09 01:24:55 -0500 Report

It would definitely be a good idea to get him checked out before his levels get higher. 212 is pretty high. A non-diabetics fasting glucose is between 70 and 90. Blood sugars in a non-diebetic usually don't spike past 140 after a meal.

I am hoping and praying for your son and your family that the 212 was just a bad metering.

It breaks my heart when I see kids with diabetes. I was diagnosed about a year and a half ago with type 1 at the age of 43 and I have the doctor check my kids out because I want to have the piece of mind that they don't have it.

Hoping and praying all is well for him, you and your family.

IronOre 2012-10-08 19:54:20 -0500 Report

You are right, 212 is high.
The good thing is that it appears that you will be catching it early, and that will be a big plus for the rest of his life.
I know people who were in denial of their diabetes and didn't go to the doctor for a couple years, even tho they knew their BS was high. and they are paying for it terribly now.
Just don't panic. You will probably be over—whelmed for a while but things will get better.

judy makowski
judy makowski 2012-10-08 15:40:13 -0500 Report

Alexiskim, it can't do any harm to harm to have him checked out. That way you won't worry and you will know how to help him if it is necessary. Since you have been monitoring him and believe you see signs do what you feel is right. If you are like most mothers you will worry until you find out. Good luck This way if he is you can work together to help him and it will make it easier on him and you in the long run. Let u know the results

GabbyPA 2012-10-08 11:30:36 -0500 Report

With a number like that, I would have him checked out. A non-diabetic person can eat a bag of jellybeans and still not go higher than 140. Don't allow denial take anything away from the life of your precious baby.

The longer you wait, the worse it will be for him. And even for you. You don't need the guilt of "I should have" hanging over you. Take him. If it proves to be not the case, it is far better than to not go and wish you had.

ConnieMarie 2012-10-08 06:54:38 -0500 Report

I have type 2 but come from a line of type 1's…get him checked before something happens when out or with others that ends in ER TRIP. My cousin passed out at kindergarten after snack time. Sad way to find out your kid is diabetic when it could have been avoided.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-10-08 05:51:03 -0500 Report

I think you should have him checked 212 is way too high and we know the prancreas should have taken care of this for him! I wish you well I've had Type I now over a year also, and it's tough! Good luck and keep us updated!