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 10, 2005
Hypoglycemia, Other Medications
Question from Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA:
My son has type 2 diabetes. Last week, his primary care physician prescribed for him Adderall for ADHD and Wellbutrin, an antidepressant. The following day, my son passed out when his sugar dropped to 41 mg/dl [2.3 mmol/L]. He has been this low before, but never reacted this way. The Wellbutrin mentions the diabetes in the information packet. Which doctor should we go with, his diabetes specialist or his primary care physician?
Your son’s low blood sugar is unlikely to be related to the Adderall or Wellbutrin. I would review your concerns with your pediatrician.