What should a non diabetic toddler's blood sugar level be?

(April 19, 2010)

During a pregnancy, an expectant mother has to be extremely careful of the foods that she consumes, so that the baby she carries in her womb is born healthy. There are a number of complications that new born children can suffer and diabetes is one of them. The consumption of foods that contain immense amounts of sucrose and glucose can cause diabetes in the mother, which in turn develops as a condition in the child in the womb. On an average, out of a hundred children, four or five of them will be diagnosed with diabetes. Being a lifelong illness, there is much that these children have to suffer during their growing years.

Checking a toddler’s blood sugar level to check for diabetes is not an uncommon practice. Parents are concerned about health hazards that their toddlers may face and it is always good to know what the normal readings of body temperature and sugar levels of your toddler should be. Parents who have a known history of diabetes are always concerned that their children have developed the condition and need to check blood sugar levels on a frequent basis. With the advancement in technology, it has become much easier to do so. Though there is a little discomfort felt from the prick of a pin that is required to draw a drop of blood so that the readings may be taken, it is much better than having a milliliter or two of blood drawn out from your toddler’s arm, as was done in the days gone by. After having dealt with the discomfort of the prick from the apparatus to check blood sugar levels, there is the need to wait for a few moments till the blood sugar readings are deciphered. The apparatus is digitally engineered and is extremely precise in its calculation.

The normal range of blood sugar, for a child who does not have diabetes, lies between 60 to 100 milligrams per deciliter, after having done a fasting test. After having eaten something, the blood sugar level will show a moderate increase and range close to 120 milligrams per deciliter. Children who have blood sugar levels that are as high as 120 milligrams per deciliter while doing a fasting blood test are more susceptible to developing diabetes and parents should be careful about the foods that they give these children to consume. Overly sweet foods and foods that are preserved in sugar syrups should be avoided so that blood sugar levels are kept under control and diabetes is kept at bay.

Submitted by P T on April 19, 2010 at 05:39

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