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Hi everyone

I have a 5 nearly 6 year old girl who has been so thirsty lately I Was not sure if it was heat or diabetes related so I borrowed a blood glucose machine off a friend and I tested her blood upon waking at it was 6.9....is this normal? I have no clue..

thenbi decide to test mine.. so on waking it was 9.2
A hour later still not eaten it was 12.2 and then a hour after a cup of tea it was 8.2.... I don’t think this is good is it? I am overweight and have thyroid problems could It be type 2?
Any advice appreciate for bith my daughter and my results

I am
 

Inka

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Type 1
Hi @Purplerain2108 :)

The four signs of Type 1 diabetes are Toilet (weeing a lot), Thirsty, Tired, Thinner. If anyone feels their child is showing signs of Type 1 diabetes, they should speak to their GP as a matter of urgency.

The first thing to say is that the blood glucose meters aren’t really to be used to diagnose diabetes and have a margin of error. If you get a result that seems ‘off’ to you, wash your hands and test again.

6.9 is within the range of normal blood sugars. But, again, if you have any concern that your daughter is showing signs of Type 1, please do speak to your GP surgery.

Your 12.2 is higher than would be expected and above the range of normal blood sugar. Personally (and I’m not a medical professional just someone with diabetes) I’d ask for an HbA1C blood test to see if you are at risk or developing Type 2 diabetes. The HbA1C test gives an idea of your blood sugar over the past 3 months and this can give you a definite answer as to whether you’re approaching Type 2 (or already have it).
 
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Josh DUK

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Hi everyone

I have a 5 nearly 6 year old girl who has been so thirsty lately I Was not sure if it was heat or diabetes related so I borrowed a blood glucose machine off a friend and I tested her blood upon waking at it was 6.9....is this normal? I have no clue..

thenbi decide to test mine.. so on waking it was 9.2
A hour later still not eaten it was 12.2 and then a hour after a cup of tea it was 8.2.... I don’t think this is good is it? I am overweight and have thyroid problems could It be type 2?
Any advice appreciate for bith my daughter and my results

I am

Hello @Purplerain2108 ,

Thank you so much for joining the Diabetes UK support forum. I would stress that you speak to you and your daughters GP if you are worried that you may both have diabetes. Interpreting numbers may worry you and it would be best to speak to your healthcare team regarding this.
 
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everydayupsanddowns

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Type 1
Welcome to the forum @Purplerain2108

I agree with @Inka that the 4Ts are a useful guide for your daughter, but that you don’t have to wait until you have them all if you are worried... Either book a phone appointment with your GP, or call NHS111 to ask their advice.

You might find the Diabetes UK ‘know your risk’ tool a helpful way of assessing your own situation with that slightly elevated reading (though as has been mentioned, home BG monitors aren’t really rated for diagnostic purposes, and an HbA1c would be needed to confirm or deny).

Know your risk is here: https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start

It allows you to compare and combine some facts about yourself in order to offer a risk score for developing T2 diabetes. :)
 
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