I use a glucomenter to check myself for lows - I am pregnant and tend to feel sick to my stomach if I am low, so if I eat when I am getting low, I can keep it at bay. The other day I was checking myself and my 6 y/o ds came up and said he wasn't feeling well and asked me to check him. I did and he was 187. It was about 2 hours after a relatively normal lunch (chicken fajitas, chips and salsa, and about 2 tbsp. of ice cream each) and my level was 115. I thought that was a little on the high side, so I took the meter to compare to our friends dd's meter (she has Type 1) and they were within a few points. My friend suggested doing a fasting level the next morning. The next morning, 12 hours after dinner of chicken, potatoes, and veggies, it was 169 (mine was 85 on the same meter). I had made sure his fingers were clean first, too. At this point I was worried, so I called the pediatrician. The only symptoms we had observed were our son complaining of stomach pain intermittently for the last month or so (usually center or left-sided) and him acting very out of character for the past few weeks. He says he's been really thirsty and hungry (I asked him in a multiple choice kind-of way) describing it as, "I wish I could eat 200 brick buildings and drink 200 slurpees!" I have not noticed an excess, but we have always allowed our children to eat as much as little as they choose, as long as they are reasonable choices. They also have free reign to all the water they would like and don't have to ask permission, so I really can't tell if he was drinking more than normal or not. He has lost a few pounds over the last few months, and also grown a few inches, so he looks quite thin. He's 48 pounds and 48 inches. Back to the pediatrician. They had me bring him in. I didn't allow him to eat before going in case they wanted any blood work that was fasting. The office was very busy and it was two hours later before they checked his blood sugar in the office with their glucometer. It was 80. The doctor decided to draw an A1C, which we will get the results of Monday, and told us to keep an eye on him for any more frequent or obvious symptoms. I will say that I am a very proactive parent and am quick to take my children in if I am concerned since we do have some health issues in my other children. The Dr. did say that knowing the type of parent I am, perhaps I was just quick to catch the early stages, or perhaps it was nothing. I am bringing him back in 10 days for a follow up from an ear infection he had a couple of weeks ago and she said they could re-evaluate him them if I was still concerned. Later that day, maybe 90 minutes - 2 hours after lunch of a subway sandwich loaded with tons of veggies, some Doritos, and a small amount of orange soda (a very rare treat!), I decided to check him again, just to see. My level was 107 (I had water and not orange soda). His was 249. I talked to my friend and she suggested that I just poke him fasting and maybe once a day for a few days and see what it comes up with. His fasting this morning was 94 and a random about 2 hours after lunch was 128. Now, I know home meters are not the way to diagnose diabetes, but if you were me, would you be concerned? Should I follow this? Does he need any different tests than what was done? Should I hand over the glucometer and leave the poor boy alone? I asked this on the ask the diabetes team section, but there is no answer there yet. I also didn't give as much information as I just gave all of you.