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 9, 2001
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question 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.