Hi Everyone: I am a type 2 diabetic on Victoza and Metformin. Today my son had a 102 fever so I took him to the er. They took blood and his glucose came back high at 107 and he ketones and glucose in his urine. He is only 10 yrs old. Should I be woried about him being diabetic? Thanks in advance!
He doesn't eat or drink sugary drinks or foods. He had a couple of sips of soda because he was so thirsty from the fever. The ER Dr really didn't seem concerned which kind of annoyed me, since they could not find the source of the fever.
An infection (fever) can itself cause a temporary rise in blood sugar levels and 107 is not necessarily a cause for extreme concern. However, once he is well again, you may want to occasionally monitor his after-meal blood glucose levels from time to time (using your own BG meter) to settle your concerns, In my experience, normal pre-teen children almost always test with bg levels in the 70 to 85 range and anything above 86 is higher than "normal" (average).
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