I have been looking into insulin resistance. Without going into details, apparently insulin resistance starts years before people develop pre-diabetes or diabetes and there are a bunch of related syndromes/symptoms such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, migraines, inflammation, obesity etc. Some doctors think even the Alzheimer’s disease is related. Listening to one talk, the doctor being interviewed said he had high triglycerides, low energy, foggy brain etc. and once did things to deal with insulin resistance, his triglyceride levels came down, he felt more energetic, his mental fog cleared and he had improved focus! This last improvement made me wonder so I googled "ADHD and insulin resistance "and what do you know! A number of people have noticed a connection between type 2 diabetes and ADHD! As per the link below,
individuals with ADHD “should be treated as a high-risk group for cardiometabolic complications.” Those complications include Type 2 diabetes.
I did a lot of reading/watching videos and it seems insulin resistance is at the bottom of many of the metabolic syndromes (you can find videos on youtube) so I wonder if there is a similar connection with ADHD as well. In other words, I wonder if things like better sleep, low carbs, low sugar, more veggies, exercise, more protein and fat can help us brains as well in managing our symptoms better. NOTE: this is pure speculation. Please do not change your diet based on what I wrote. Talk to your doctor about diet and follow their advice.
I do think this requires further research. I will ask the new cardiologist I am hoping to see in the next few months about this.