Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From St. Johns, Michigan, USA:

ADHD falls under the autism spectrum. I know that children with autism have difficulty processing sugar. Is autism/ADHD related to diabetes directly or is it also developmental issue during pregnancy?


There is no known association of diabetes with autism or ADHD. I believe that there is no good scientific information that either diagnosis has problems with sugar handling either. Also, ADHD is not a form of autism.


Original posting 10 Feb 2010
Posted to ADHD and Other Illnesses


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: (none)
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.