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.
April 7, 2002
ADHD, School and Daycare
Question from Sioux City, Iowa, USA:
My six year old son, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 11 months, has always had uncontrollable blood sugars (up and down), and two years ago he was diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, and mental disabilities. Would his high blood sugars affect his learning abilities in school? Is that where his ADD falls in?
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No doubt hypoglycemia can affect learning. There is controversial data that also suggests that hyperglycemia can affect things as well. Assuming the diagnosis of hyperthyroidism comes to mind. Autoimmune thyroid disease is fairly common in folks with type�1 diabetes.