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What is the effect of risperdal on diabetes in children?
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Insulin resistance
Risperdal is known to cause weight gain and resistance to insulin.
You may notice also that blood sugars are higher leading to greater Insulin requirements. Pediatric endocrinologists do manage kids with diabetes on these medications. Some might consider using an Insulin sensitizing medication, metformin, to help with the Insulin resistance if seen as an appropriate option.

In brief: Insulin resistance
Risperdal is known to cause weight gain and resistance to insulin.
You may notice also that blood sugars are higher leading to greater Insulin requirements. Pediatric endocrinologists do manage kids with diabetes on these medications. Some might consider using an Insulin sensitizing medication, metformin, to help with the Insulin resistance if seen as an appropriate option.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Risperdal
Risperdal can affect metabolic processes & alter sugar, cholesterol & electrolytes levels.

In brief: Risperdal
Risperdal can affect metabolic processes & alter sugar, cholesterol & electrolytes levels.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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