is 2 years old to young

By bucky Latest Reply 2009-07-27 16:40:53 -0500
Started 2009-07-23 14:07:21 -0500

my neice was worrried bout her 2 year old daughters sweaty palms so i checked her BS an it was 140 is that kinda high for a 2 year old? im type 2 myself. now shes worried bout her health an got a doc app. next week is she just overly wooried or is she reasonly concerned?

9 replies

fcmeeks666 2009-07-23 22:36:06 -0500 Report

just have it checked to verify or alleviate the concern. and do it soon. it may be nothing or type ii ( pancreas making some insulin. ) or type i ( no pancreatic insulin). at this it may just by nothing. is the child active?


bucky 2009-07-27 16:40:53 -0500 Report

hmm kinda makes me wonder if its posible for someone to be type1 an type2 at the same time! cause im type 2 with no ative pencreas.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-07-23 14:59:16 -0500 Report

There are a lot of factors that could contribute to a blood sugar of 140. I wouldn't jump automatically to diabetes.

What did she eat most recently and how recently did she eat it? Is it possible that she has an infection? Is she sick? These all could lead to a moderately elevated blood sugar.

Anyway, to answer your first question, no age is too young to be diagnosed with diabetes. Under some rare circumstances, babies can be born with diabetes. So age really isn't a factor.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-24 09:40:10 -0500 Report

I didn't realize that one so young could have diabetis, or even be born with it. Why? That blows the theory of eating too much sugar ahead of time—The more I read, the more of a mystery this diabetis is. PR

kdroberts 2009-07-24 10:21:18 -0500 Report

The theory of eating too much sugar causing diabetes has never been true, type 2 or type 1. No one knows the root cause of any diabetes. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease but the cause is still a mystery.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-24 11:39:24 -0500 Report

I suppose, but everyone around me swears that I have over eaten too many sweets, so am now paying the consequences. Come to think of it, it is mostly my husband who is so emphatic about such—But he has never had my best interests at heart, anyway!

That is one reason this site is so important to me, it adds knowledge in with the "I told you so" stuff that so many heap on our heads—-I get so tired of being put down, you would think that I am the biggest slob there is—maybe I am but I get tired of hearing about it, but that is my problem—sorry—-

What I am reading about the pancreas etc. makes more sense to me, than the bearating does!!! Thanks again, roberts— PR

SusanJ 2009-07-23 14:36:40 -0500 Report

She is right to be concerned. How long after she ate did you check it?

bucky 2009-07-27 16:36:26 -0500 Report

it was right after her nap she had some fruit and some chicken noodle soup an crackers just before her nap about a hour before really, she sleeped about 3 hours so i would say about 4 hours or so after she ate.

mamaoak 2009-07-23 14:29:25 -0500 Report

i think tha she is reasonabley concerned best to get it checked out. my nice became diabtic when she was three. is she thirsty all the time that could be a sign as well.