Your son has a normal blood sugar but high insulin levels. He has also gained too much weight despite your best efforts at giving him a good diet. This could well be in the early stages of insulin resistance where insulin does not have its normal hormonal effects on glucose and fats in the body.There is a medicine called metformin available but is not usually recommended without a very good reason in children. A strict diet is regarded as the best prevention against the onset of diabetes.It would be best to have your son seen by a paediatric endocrinologist. There are experts in all the main centres in SA.
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