My son is almost 4 and we have been watching his Blood work I was told his Blood sugar was low tried to do a fasting Blood sugar on him with that thick orange syrup ( that tastes like flat soda) couldn't get him to drink enough in the time requirement, his PCP has decided to just let go for now, I asked if I should be checking his BSL they said NO, Diabetes runs on both sides of family really don't want to let this go. Should I get a second opinion?
What is a normal blood sugar for a toddler?
Added 5 Nov 2013:
I've been noticing when I Stop most of the sugar he consumes ( cookies, Juice, Etc... He is much better behaved. I'm really thinking this low sugar thing may be a real problem.
The normal fasting blood sugar is typically between 70 and 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), but some sources may give slightly different numbers. Type 2 diabetes used to be unheard-of in children, but with the increasing consumption sugar we are now seeing it in kids. Most parents I know have kids that "act up" and then "crash" when they have too much sugar. Why do you think so many teachers take a sick-day after Halloween? Mild hypoglycemia following a high sugar load is consistent with what some studies have shown (e.g., PMID 9625092), but if the blood sugar drops significantly, then pre-diabetes is a consideration. And if your kid is diabetic (or pre-diabetic), then the treatment is to cut sugar out of the diet (which you should be doing anyway, especially if diabetes runs in the family). It never hurts to get a second opinion, and if you did, you may consider an ARNP, DO, or ND, which may be slightly bent toward treatment through dietary modifications rather than treatment with drugs. Correct the source of the problem, rather than the symptom.
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