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My 8 year old son weighs 30 kg, and he is always thirsty. Is he diabetic?


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Answered by

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At May 29, 2017
Reviewed AtJune 2, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am worried about my son who is 8 years old and weighs approximately 66 lbs. Over the last couple of days, he is constantly thirsty, it is very hot outside. Sometimes, he is also tired, although generally, he is very active. I tested his fasting blood sugar approximately 10 hours after a meal and it was 103. And two hours after a meal it was 126. Are these levels within normal ranges or are they a cause for concern? Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Shaikh Sadaf


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I just read your query, and from the blood sugar levels of your son, it does not look like he has diabetes.I agree that he is 66 lbs and 8 years old, but children of developed countries usually are overweight, which is because of under activity. Please allow him to live normally without added stress at this age, and give him a balanced diet. There is no need to worry about any other tests. If he is thirsty, that is because he sweats a lot probably. Let him drink water. He does not have diabetes just because he is overweight and thirsty.

Hope my advice solves your concern. Good luck.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf
Dr. Shaikh Sadaf


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