I’ve had type1 diabetes since the 3rd grade, and my dad and both his sisters also have type1.
Today, when picking my 4year old up from preK, his (usually quiet) teacher mentioned that he was urinating a lot. In just the past few days, I (think) I have noticed this as well (in hindsight). So after dinner, I took his bloodsugar and it was 204. Not wanting to prick his finger again, I got pee-sticks and it appeared to be perfectly normal in color a few hours later.
Of coarse, now i am worried, and questioning whether he is ‘getting’ diabetes, or if his hands weren’t clean enough when i tested, etc.
I assume that if he is just ‘getting’ diabetes (and his bloodsugar has recently started going high directly after meals), that when he goes to the doctor or gets his A1c that it will be OK for now.
(Besides getting a doctors opinion) how do I know when to merely continue to monitor (as i assume a doc will suggest, unless his A1c is bad already) - I would prefer that it not have to let it get worse to prove that there’s an issue (while i understand that it has to be proven more than an occasional high after a meal)? (and I am still hoping that it was merely unclean hands, or a bad reading or something else!!)
Please let me know if you have any suggestions (particularly parents of a type1 that was diagnosed early).