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Highest reading on a home meter

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Brenda, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Jessica L

    Jessica L Approved members

    Oct 9, 2010
    I dont really either it was in the 500's but yeah my brain hearing I dont something went out when I heard she is diabetic with blood sugar of 5??. It came back to hear she was going on a helicopter ride and we had to pick what hospital we wanted her to go to. I have no idea what her a1c was then either. They didnt even tell us but I assume they checked it.
  2. selketine

    selketine Approved members

    Jan 4, 2006
    William was in the 400's when they checked his bg with a regular meter at his doctor's office after his urine came back with sugar in it. I think we were lucky to catch his diabetes a bit on the early side - no ketones or other problems.

    I saw a post here that the person said the child's number was in the "low 600's" and I asked what meter they are using - cause I didn't know any that would go past 600 that is on the retail market.
  3. virgo39

    virgo39 Approved members

    Jan 8, 2010
    Well, the meter at the ped's office said "HI," which I figured was probably worse than "MEDIUM" or "LOW". It think I have some paperwork from the hospital that has that information on it, but I can't retain it ...

    It's enough that I can remember that a Ritz Crackerful has 17 g. carbs and a half-cup of milk 6 g.
  4. emm142

    emm142 Approved members

    Sep 7, 2008
    Yeah, when the meter at my doctor's office said "HI" I assumed it either said "HI" or "NORMAL" - I didn't realise that "HI" was really really high.. :eek: In many ways, it's probably lucky I didn't.
  5. Gaia

    Gaia Approved members

    Jan 18, 2008
    Joey was 1180 at dx. They used a regular meter testing the blood from his finger. He was walking and talking. THAT surprised the heck out of them!

    ETA: I asked the dr at his last appt what his A1C was at Dx and she said 14!

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