When ADHD Meets Juvenile Diabetes

by on January 21st, 2011 at 7:00 am

Oftentimes children are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and it only makes sense the two conditions, juvenile diabetes and ADHD, will meet each other. Although the two issues seem completely unrelated, some studies have shown that high levels of blood sugar can contribute to symptoms of ADHD.

Glucose, a type of sugar the body needs for energy and is affected by juvenile diabetes, is also needed by the brain to function accurately. Unfortunately, unusual levels of blood glucose can aggravate symptoms of ADHD by affecting brain function. Children who suffer from low blood sugar will in turn have a hard time concentrating and feel cranky due to a lack of energy.

Although diabetes does not necessarily cause ADHD, the symptoms of diabetes can contribute to ADHD making it harder to manage. Luckily, there are natural ways to combat the symptoms of both conditions. Incorporating the herb Gymnema sylvestre has shown to be helpful in maintaining healthy blood glucose levels, while Bilberry helps to support healthy vision.

Furthermore, parents of children with ADHD find that a well-balanced diet can counteract the symptoms of ADHD; therefore, knowing exactly what foods are okay for children also dealing with juvenile diabetes is important. Both ADHD and diabetes symptoms can be managed by feeding children high-protein foods and avoiding starchy, refined, sugary products.

Parents only want the best for their children, and keeping them healthy is sometimes a feat in itself. Researching and becoming informed about different conditions and treatments out there is a great way to ensure your child proper wellness.

Triple Complex Diabetonic homeopathic remedy balances sugar levels in the blood.

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