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.
July 2, 2002
Question from Brainerd, Minnesota, USA:
My five year old daughter, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about seven months ago and in the honeymoon phase, also has mild ADHD for which she takes Adderall. Recently however, Adderall prescription lapsed, and during that time, her waking blood sugar have been 167-307 mg/dl [9.2-17.1 mmol/L]. Does the Adderall lower her blood sugars or give false readings? Should she continue it? My gut instincts tell me to drop the Adderall and monitor the blood sugars to see what the real numbers are going to be. Do you agree? Any input you could give would be greatly appreciated.
Adderall has no significant effect on blood sugars that I’m aware of. I would follow your physician’s recommendations regarding using the Adderall.