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.
August 30, 2002
Research: Causes and Prevention
Question from Rochester, New York, USA:
My seven year old son is taking Risperdal, and recently, my nephew was taken off Zyprexa after this drug apparently brought about the onset of type 1 diabetes. His mother said that since this has happened to many kids, the drug is no longer used in children. Since Risperdal is not officially approved for kids under 12, and we have a family history of diabetes, I am worried it (which has worked wonders on my own son's behavior) could also bring about the onset of type 1 diabetes. Is there any evidence that Risperdal can bring about the onset of type 1 diabetes?
Not to my knowledge or in the literature on Risperdal.