From Chennai, India:
My two and a half-year-old son was diagnosed with type 1 when he was nine months old. We have tried to keep him in reasonable control. But, most of the times, when we check his urine using urine sticks, it shows a 3+ or 4+. This happens even if his blood sugar is in control, say 100 mg/dl [5.6 mmol/L] to 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]. Should we be worried about this or is it okay to have sugar in one's urine?
Children will have sugar in their urine when their blood sugars are over about 180 mg/dl [10.0 mmol/L]. It is a reasonable goal to try and keep the blood sugars below 180 mg/dl [10.0 mmol/L] in most children which will help to decrease or eliminate any sugar you are seeing in the urine.
Original posting 17 Aug 2008
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