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.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:34
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