Fasting blood glucose and HbA1c in children with ADHD

Psychiatry Res. 2015 Apr 30;226(2-3):515-6. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.01.028. Epub 2015 Feb 25.


Reports of hypocortisolism and overweight in pediatric ADHD motivate an investigation of blood glucose regulation in this group. Fasting blood glucose and HbA1c were investigated in 10 children (10-15 years) with ADHD and 22 comparisons. Fasting blood glucose was similar in both groups. HbA1c values were higher in the ADHD-group. BMI-SDS was also higher in the ADHD-group but did not predict HbA1c. The results suggest an association between ADHD and an altered blood glucose homeostasis.

Keywords: ADHD; Fasting blood glucose; HbA1c.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / blood*
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / diagnosis*
  • Blood Glucose / metabolism*
  • Child
  • Fasting / blood*
  • Female
  • Glucose Tolerance Test / methods
  • Glycated Hemoglobin / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pilot Projects


  • Blood Glucose
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A
  • hemoglobin A1c protein, human