I’m new here and new to diabetes. My daughter is 13 years old and a bit overweight (she is 5’3 and 162 lbs) but otherwise normal and healthy. At a recent physical we were sent for routine blood work and her random blood sugar was 184 but everything else was normal. Back in the pediatrician’s office he said that this was high and he took her blood sugar again by pricking her finger in the office and it came out at 178 random and so we were referred to an endocrinologist.
The endocrinologist did a lot more blood work and my daughter’s hemoglobin A1C was 6.0% and her fasting blood sugar was 121. He also checked for a range of antibodies but my daughter didn’t test positive for any of those. He said that her situation wasn’t urgent and that she doesn’t have diabetes right now, but that her situation at her age was peculiar. He didn’t prescribe any medication but he did lend us a Dexcom and glucose monitor and showed us how to insert the sensor, asked us to monitor her for a month and come back with the data.
I’ve recently downloaded the app that comes with the Dexcom and pulled up the data to see what it looked like, but then realized that I have no idea what it means.
Does anyone have any thoughts on her data? Or any tips that I could use to prevent her from progressing to full blown diabetes? I through out all of the candy in the house and have been taking her for evening walks to increase her physical activity, but I just feel like I’m up the creek without a paddle here.