I try to test the children when I can just to keep an eye on things. They run at around 6.2 6.5, I was wondering if this is normal for non-D children, should they be lower. These reading were taken premeal. Also is puberty a trigger for becoming type 1 ?
Normal values for a child without diabetes are 70 to 130 mg/dL
I never checked my children they are 30 and 32 now... still no diabetes....I never checked them at home, didn't think they needed or deserved the extra unnecessary drama in their lives.....I still never ask them if they have checked, I'm sure they worry sometimes. My daughter had two children without high BG and her doctor kept a very close eye on here.
I think a good physacal each year is good enough...unless something looks hinky.
I don't think there is any definative proof on what triggers T1. And I am not sure if a 6.5 (130 ish?) is a problem. I would suggest that you test 1 to 1.5 hours after decent meal if you are still concerned.
I also wanted to mention that there is an international research study TrialNet T1 Diabetes: http://www.diabetestrialnet.org/. I have entered my child. If you volunteer they will take a small amount of blood and then test it for known autoantibodies associated with T1. If some are found ther may be further research studies your child can enter to delay T1 diagnosis or preserve beta cell function. The website lists available sites somewhere. You may want to consider this for your peace of mind.
Thanks for the replies, I think I'm a little worried because my eldest daughter is coming to the age at which I was diagnosed. I'll check out these sites, thanks again.