The Boy is apparently suffering, not from high blood sugar, but from severe dehydration.
Home glucometers kind of rely on a certain level of flow and dilution in the capillaries to get the correct reading. Since as you get more dehydrated, capillary flow is retarded, blood chemicals like the enzymes that note high blood sugar collect in the extremities, like finger tips where you draw the blood for a home glucometer.
At the emergency room, he took two bags of saline and reported that he felt much better.
Now all we need is a solution to our horse being led to water and refusing to drink.
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