Five weeks ago I picked up a couple of higher levels in my 20 month old (150s) - these were soon after eating, not two hours or even one hour. Anyway as I am type 1 and my dad is type 1 I was obviously concerned.
My dr wasn’t worried and just said to do a fasting blood glucose which was fine as long as below 7mmol (obviously this isn’t true but never mind)
Her fasting is usually around 4.6-4.9mmol (82-88) but never lower.
I’ve continued to keep a close eye on her by checking her just randomly every couple of days. I haven’t picked up any more high levels but she’s a toddler and is living on air at the moment. The most carb she consumes at once is about 40g! Most of her levels have been in the 90s after not eating for two hours and around 120-125 an hour after eating.
My concern is that a) what caused those elevated sugars a few weeks back and b) she’s barely eating at the minute (despite being a good weight) so that could well be masking a problem and c) if some people are to be believed - dr Bernstein is one - then all her levels are too high for a child her age who he states should be in the 60s and 70s. She is NEVER in the 60s and only rarely in the 70s.
The dr won’t do anything else at the moment. We are in the U.K. and I’ve found them to basically dismiss the idea she may be headed towards type 1 as they told me children this age basically never get it. Which is also wrong. So I don’t have a huge amount of confidence in them but they wouldn’t refer for GAD testing or for hbA1c or anything.
My question is do I need to keep checking her? Or should I just check her once a week maybe unless she develops symptoms? My worry is that if she is largely running in the mid 90s in the day now (5.3ish) and that’s with not eating much would we see much higher blood sugars if she were eating a lot more carbs? I think in an entire day she maybe eats 100g of carbohydrate.
As you can see I’m very worried even though I know really that there is nothing I can do to change the outcome.