When my son was about 6 he was diagnosed with ADD/ADHD he has been taking medication ever since. Through the years the medication seemed to work and off and on. What we started noticing is that there wasn't a big difference when he took the medication or when he skipped. This summer he visited his dad and they took his blood sugar because his dad had a friend who is diabetic. They thought that my son showed signs of diabetes. His blood sugar was 340 but he had just drank one of those monster drinks that contains 23g of sugar. After they put him on a treadmill for fifteen minutes they took it again and it had decreased to 99. If he has juvenile diabetes I need to be able to get a handle on it as soon as possible in order for him to live a long and healthy life. Please help us! What should we do? Does this sound like my son has had a problem since he was young?
I'm not an MD but from my understanding any test above 200mg/dl should justify a oral glucose tolerance test or a fasting glucose test. You should bring him to see a doctor.
On the other hand going down from 340 to 99 in 15 minutes seems almost impossible to me (again, i'm no MD). It could be an error in the reading. For example, if your son had spilled some of the juice on his hands and did not wash them before taking the test, it could affect the reading significantly.
In either case, i would talk to my doctor.
I've read your post, I'm new in this Forum.
I'm diabetic, and both hughes and jcteam are right. In my experience blood sugar test's for ""diagnosing"" diabetes should be done 8hours before eating, because in this time your body has had enough time to absorb glucose from your blood, something normal should be between 90 and 120.
You should not worry the best advice is visiting your kids pediatrician, he can make different tests in order to diagnose if something is wrong.