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Can a diabetic take Vyvanse?

1) Can diabetics take Vyvanse? 2) I found a post of a woman who claims her blood sugar went out of control after starting on Vyvanse and became a type 1 diabetic. She also claims she tested her co-worker, who also takes Vyvanse, and his blood sugar was 4 times higher than it should be. Her theory was...Vyvanse causes diabetes.How could this be possible?
Thu, 28 Aug 2014
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Hello sir/madam
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Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is an amphetamine commonly used for ADHD treatment

It has several side effects with Gastrointestinal disturbances (e.g nausea , vomiting , anorexia etc ) most frequent and cardiovascular problems most serious.
But no proper study or clinical trial supports claim made by that lady.

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