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Blood sugar

My grandma is asking if its bad my cousins blood level is 120 when she checked his "sugar" I have no idea does anyone else?

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vanillabean3

Asked by vanillabean3 at 6:21 PM on Sep. 12, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Normal BS should be between 70-120 usually closer to 100.
    nanny29

    Answer by nanny29 at 6:24 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • also time of day and when/ what was last eaten
    kjrn79

    Answer by kjrn79 at 6:25 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • okay thak you...hes really skinny they were afraid he might be animic???
    vanillabean3

    Comment by vanillabean3 (original poster) at 6:29 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Has he been diagnosed with diabetes of any kind?  Is he having issues?

    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 6:40 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • For a week test when they wake up, before and after meals, and b4 bed. Also note what he's eating. For example: If I have those coffee creamers with my coffee with those creamers my sugars spike. However, if I just use a teaspoon of sugar and some milk, there is no change. My levels are between 90 and 125. Normal for me. If I am 60 or below, I get sick and start sleeping a lot. You'll know if he's animic if he's falling asleep at the drop of a hat and very tired, unable to focus. If he gets lower than 70, better set up an appt for the Dr. If he gets over 150 better get him into his Dr. But if you do what I suggested, you'll have documentation to show the Dr whats going on at the time. Oh, one more thing. Are they drinking enough water? Being dehidrate does funny things to our blood sugars. Or are they dieting a lot? If you have low carb diet, it can bring on Diabetes because of the toxins in stored in our fat cells.
    Prayerpartner

    Answer by Prayerpartner at 5:14 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Should be around 100. if its fasting it should be under 100.
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 8:31 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • anemic is iron... not blood sugar...
    asil

    Answer by asil at 1:14 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Sorry I don't know I am still learning about this at this point.
    StephanAndCoral

    Answer by StephanAndCoral at 2:41 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I am not sure, but I would definitely get him into the dr.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 2:50 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Anemia is not related to blood sugar. Diabetes and Hypoglycemia are.
    aliceinalgonac

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 4:51 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

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