Fawad Khan opens up about being diagnosed with diabetes aged 17

Azha Khan



Popular actor Fawad Khan has spoken out about living with diabetes since he was 17 years-old.

He said he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a teenager. In an interview online, Khan said when he found out about the disease, he lost weight.

He said, “At the age of 17, my body experienced an auto-immune reaction. I experienced a high fever episode that caused me to lose 10 kilos of body weight in just eight days. At the age of 17, I dropped from 65 kg to 55 kg.

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He added, “Then the next day after that, my thirst increased a lot, it is a condition called polyuria which means you are frequently going to the bathroom and you constantly have the need to urinate because you are drinking a lot of water.” “I would be drinking six-seven litres of water and my mouth would still stay dry because I was dehydrating.”

Khan further stated, “I was quite active in school, played every sport, and after diabetes, it fell to nil. My enthusiasm for sports completely waned. For the first two to three months, I had little interest and was constantly exhausted. I’ve had a career in diabetes for 24 years,” he proudly beamed and concluded, “I’ve been on insulin since I was 17 and I’m now 41.”