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.
October 4, 2001
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Elizabethtown, Kentucky, USA:
My eight year old son is constantly hungry (even at 10-11 at night) after eating a hearty dinner, seems to always be thirsty, urinates quite often, is tired (especially right after school), and has gained weight instead of losing it. I have type 2 diabetes as do his maternal grandfather, paternal grandmother, and his father's brother. I have checked his blood several times (at different times during the day), which run 87-178 mg/dl [4.8-9.9 mmol/L], and he has had a fasting blood sugar of 122 mg/dl [6.8 mmol/L]. Does this sound normal? I am planning to have him tested for diabetes.
I would encourage you to proceed with your plans to have him tested for diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes in Children typically presents with weight gain in addition to high blood sugars.