Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
August 27, 2001
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Garden Grove, California, USA:
My 20 month old great-granddaughter has always drunk lots of water, even when she nursed all the time. She loves to chew on ice as well, so we keep a cup of it and a cup of water available at all times. When I mentioned diabetes to her doctor, she sort of shrugged it off, and the next doctor told my granddaughter that she was to young to have it. At what age do little ones get diabetes?
There are many causes for excessive water drinking one of which is diabetes. Babies can get diabetes very shortly after birth — and certainly, diabetes can occur at very young ages from shortly after birth through toddlerhood and older. If her water drinking is excessive, it would be worthwhile to discuss it with her physician making sure that she is aware that you are seriously concerned.