My son has just had a urine test which showed a high sugar level. The doctor has told us to go for a blood test in the next couple of days at the local hospital. My son also has ADHD for which he is not taking any medication at present. With puberty and ADHD, his behavior has deteriorated. We are looking to put him back on Ritalin. Can this be linked with diabetes?
Neither ADD, ADHD, or Ritalin are associated with high blood sugar or high urine sugar levels. There are some antidepressant medications that can cause glucose intolerance, but Ritalin is not one of these. Depending upon how abnormal the urine glucose levels were, I would certainly not wait to get the blood work done, however.
Original posting 7 Dec 2006
Posted to ADHD
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:10
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.