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.
June 6, 2006
Question from Dayton, Ohio, USA:
Are you aware of any literature that suggests children with widely varying blood sugar levels are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD? Is there any data on co-morbidity between ADHD and type 1 diabetes in children?
I am not aware of any known association or such research findings. However, children/people with ADHD are not protected from getting diabetes and blood glucose swings would likely exacerbate any pre-existing or co-existing ADHD or other learning problem, of course.