I have a 19 month old daughter and an 8 year old son. So far - touch wood - my son seems ok but as I am type 1 and my dad (their grandad) is late indent type 1 I’ve always been aware of the increased risk.
My daughter seemed to be drinking more than usual for her so i checked her fasting sugar which was 5.1. Her post meal sugars (around an hour and a half after) have been between 5.6 and 6.0. However I was concerned that the fasting sugar was high so I consulted my GP who just did urine test which was clear. This was last week.
This morning I decided just to check her urine again as I had a nagging doubt. I do suffer health anxiety so I struggle to know what is a genuine concern. Her urine (after breakfast) showed low level glucose but her blood sugar (an hour and a quarter after breakfast) was 5.6. So either the urine test is wrong or she spiked really high in that hour and then came back down.
She isn’t showing any symptoms now. She actually is drinking less again but when she was drinking more her sugars were still between 5 and 6 so it couldn’t have been that causing the thirst anyway.
I have read that usually children’s sugars sit below 5 most of the time. Could I have picked up very early type 1 diabetes. I really don’t want my children to walk this path - who does - but she’s so little. How do you manage it in a child who doesn’t recognise hypo symptoms? I feel like our family life is over. I’m so worried.