What a dangerous thread !!
So, “Confused” has determined that her son’s A1C is ever so slightly above the normal range for children. Normal range for children is less than 5.6. Her son is 5.7 - HARDLY ENOUGH TO COMMENT !! C-Peptide may be on the low end of normal, but, still is normal.
What have we accomplished? “Confused” - AND HER SON - are experiencing more and more anxiety as she is giving him unnecessary finger sticks. Those finger sticks don’t hurt much for those of us who have had diabetes for 30 years and have built up callouses and some neuropathy, For a 4 year-old, however, THEY HURT !!
My advice, perhaps see an Endo. Other than that, STOP WORRYING !! Don’t chase trouble, until trouble finds you.
Sometimes, if you look for a disease, you’ll find it whether it is there or not.
As for “just lookin”, saying normal blood sugars for children range from 60 - 90 - HOGWASH !! A blood sugar of 60 will have a 4 year old child confused, sweating, and shaking like a leaf.