Preteens Check Blood Glucose Less Often
Preteens are at a tough age, and it may affect their health, a study found. As a group of 225 kids with type 1 diabetes went from 9 to 11 years old, their A1Cs increased from 8.2 to 8.6 percent. This unhealthy bump in A1Cs was associated with a decrease in how often they tested their blood glucose, from an average of 4.9 checks a day to 4.5. The finding suggests it's important to find ways to help kids check blood glucose as needed to maintain A1Cs during this vulnerable life stage.
Source: Diabetes Care, published online April 3, 2012