From San Clemente, California, USA:
My 22 month old son drinks a lot which of course causes him to urinate a lot. How do I tell whether or not he has diabetes? I am very confused because he is so very active. I am thinking that his frequent drinking is only because he is so active. Do I need to have him checked?
It is unlikely that your son has diabetes if his only symptom is drinking a lot during warm weather. Indeed, that is likely a normal response to the heat. However, I would suggest you review our overview of the symptoms of diabetes here at Children with Diabetes to learn more.
If your son has any further symptoms, I would suggest reviewing them with his pediatrician.
Original posting 9 Aug 2001
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:24
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.