I hope this doesn't fall under the "I think my child has diabetes" thing stickied at the top of the board. I promise I'm not looking for a diagnosis here, just some more information so I know whether I need to push further with her doctor. I'm a type 1 (probably 1.5) diabetic and feel I'm quite knowledgeable on it...at least for myself. But I'm not sure if things are different for children. My 19 month old daughter seems to drink a lot. Being a diabetic myself I already test my kids once in a while and have always gotten good numbers. Well last night my daughter downed a cup of water in about five or ten minutes so I pulled out my meter. Initially I got 247, but I hadn't cleaned her hands. So I washed them really well and retested, multiple times. I got a range of 190-209 doing both her fingers and toes. This was probably about an hour after eating. I know in adults when doctors want 1 hour PP they usually want 140 or lower. And I know my husband can chug a bunch of Mountain Dew and if I test him immediately or half hour or an hour later he's always right around 100. The last reading I took was 201 (probably an hour and half after eating) and then I waited just over a half hour and then she was down to 126 and 123. I let her go then. Tested her once over night (90) and a fasting in the morning (75). Personally I think diagnosing diabetes on fasting alone is downright stupid. So, I'm glad her fasting is still good but I'm not particularly comforted by it. So, she ate breakfast and in a similar time frame was again hovering around 200. I called her doctor and took her in. They weren't really concerned about the numbers, said kids could run higher. Offered to do a fasting if I wanted but why have her go through a blood draw when I can poke her myself at home and a fasting doesn't necessarily mean anything in the grand scheme of things? So they put a urine bag on her and tested her urine. No glucose (her sugar was only 113 at the time as she hadn't yet eaten lunch...I didn't expect any sugar to be in the dip) but there was some blood and something else that I'm not sure about (something gravity I think) but the doctor said they'd have nothing to do with diabetes. Her urine was very concentrated, though, indicating some dehydration. But with as much as she drinks I can't imagine she should be dehydrated (and she drinks almost solely water, only one cup of milk a day). Everything I know as a diabetic tells me 200 is too high. If I'm at 200 I take a correction bolus to bring it down. Now I know, okay or not, these fairly short stints at higher numbers aren't really going to cause her any harm. My concern is that the short stints are going to become longer and her sugar is going to go higher. She did have a GAD test done in January as part of the TrialNet study and at that point she was negative for antibodies but I know this isn't a guarantee that she won't get diabetes and/or the antibodies didn't start forming since then. I've run into quite a few doctors that just don't seem to have much of a clue about diabetes. Even my endo diagnosed me with "autoimmune type 2." ??? So it's hard for me to trust a doctor that says, "Oh, it's fine. We're not going to do anything." With these numbers would you be pushing for further testing and/or looking for a different doctor or at 19 months are 200-ish numbers within a couple hours after eating really okay?