Diabetes - Type 1 Community
adderall and diabetes
About This Community:

This patient support community is for questions related to juvenile diabetes including Celiac disease, depression, diabetic complications, hyperglycemia / diabetic keto-acidosis, hypoglycemia, islet cell transplantation, nutrition, parenting a diabetic child, pregnancy, pump therapy, school issues, and teens with diabetes.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

adderall and diabetes

My son has type 1 diabetes and has  add. He is already taking strattera and his doctor just prescribed adderall (adderrall) to take also.  The pharmacist questioned the need for two medications of this type for him.  He is 15 and only weighs about 135 pounds. One of the side effects I understand is loss of appetite. As a diabetic his diet is very important and has already lost a lot of weight due to the diabetes. My question is, is this drug a good choice for him?
                                                                                               marilyn
Related Discussions
Avatar_n_tn
What does his endo say? does he have one? If he is loosing weight from the diabetes, his blood glucose is probably high. Weight loss from diabetes means the body is being forced to burn fat rather than carbohydrates. As a result, glucose builds up in the bloodstream doing irreparable damage to his cardiovascular system.

As a 25 year old, type 1 diabetic, who takes Adderall (adderrall) for ADHD, I would more than anything recommend that you do not put your child on Adderall (adderrall). If your son is having trouble in school, it's probably because he feels like ****. I say this because I know, I have known since I was 7.

Get him an insulin pump and a good doctor. Get training and read everything you can about Type 1 and the metabolism

Adderall (adderrall) constricts the blood vessels, causing an increase in blood pressure and a decrease in circulation. Both can severely increase the health risks already imposed by the diabetes.

Take care, best of luck.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Diabetes Tracker
Track glucose levels, and other diabetes measurements, symptoms and medications
Start Tracking Now
Blank
FoodDiary Tracker
Track Your Daily Carbs and Overall Diet
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
463897_tn?1342704822
Blank
MH Community Mgr Happy Thanksgiving! Comment
Nov 26
463897_tn?1342704822
Blank
MH Community Mgr commented on nursegirl6572's status
Nov 21
3212382_tn?1416379222
Blank
Ripterror added the Diabetes Tracker
Nov 19
Diabetes - Type 1 Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Diabetes Answerers
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom