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.
February 5, 2001
Question from Louisiana, USA:
Can high sugar levels cause a child to be hyperactive and talk a lot? My son has been talking a lot in class, and it seems that most of the time when he does this is sugar level is over 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]. Does this has anything to do with his sugar level?
I don’t really understand why, but some of the patients I see have mentioned that when their child has a high reading, their behaviour changes. Often this is due to a very high reading rather than a slightly high reading, often above 250 mg/dl [13.9 mmol/L]. However, it can often be coincidental, and sometimes the child is simply just behaving badly, as they sometimes do!