Ask the Diabetes Educator Archive


What is the normal blood sugar for a six year old child? Does it differ if the child has ADHD? or is it the same for any child?

At this time, the blood sugar goals are the same for children as for adults, with a fasting blood sugar of between 80-90 being the preferred range; 2 hours post meal, within a range of 120-140. ADHD will not change the criteria. Stress and chronic conditions can influence blood sugar levels. In type 2 diabetes, this is a genetic relationship; in Type 1 diabetes, there can be an autoimmune relationship. Discuss these concerns with your pediatrician.

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