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  1. Since January, my daughter has had elevated blood sugars that have come down on their own, so she has not warranted a diagnosis of diabetes. I would like to stop checking her, but the endocrinologist disagrees. What is your opinion? (28 Dec 2009)

  2. My teen daughter's new endocrinologist has recommended metformin to help my daughter improve her A1c and have lower blood sugar levels. Is this really safe for someone with type 1? (26 Dec 2009)

  3. How do I know if my 14-year-old son has an eating disorder? He lost 16 pounds over the summer and has kept it off. We struggle to get him to eat. (22 Dec 2009)

  4. One doctor has said artificially sweetened tea is okay, while one has said sweeteners like aspartame are worse than sugar. What is your opinion? (22 Dec 2009)

  5. My teen daughter often complains about feeling like her blood sugar is high or low when it's actually in range. She doesn't think it's associated with depression. What can we do about this? (19 Dec 2009)

  6. Can long acting insulins cause downregulation of insulin's receptors due to their prolonged and continual exposure in comparison to short acting insulin due to decreased insulin oscillations and degradation? (19 Dec 2009)

  7. Exactly how can a pump be used to manipulate blood sugars? (19 Dec 2009)

  8. My daughter has been complaining of pain when she gives herself a bolus. Any theories as to why this is happening? (19 Dec 2009)

  9. For about a month, my daughter has been having elevated morning blood sugars. We increased her Levemir by two units two days ago and have seen no major difference. How do we ensure she is closer to 100 mg/dl [5.6 mmol/L] in the morning? (19 Dec 2009)

  10. After 10 years of a certain correction factor, I am now experiencing lows when I correct with lispro. Does this mean I have an issue with insulin acceptance? (18 Dec 2009)

  11. My son's albumin level was elevated so he was put on blood pressure medication, even though his blood pressure is fine. What does this mean? (18 Dec 2009)

  12. Because she has Hashimoto's, what type of diabetes might my daughter be developing? How frequently should I check her blood sugars at home? What else should be done? (14 Dec 2009)

  13. After a trip to the Emergency Room for a fever and cough, my daughter's blood sugar was elevated. Does this mean she could have diabetes? Could have the medication she was given have interfered with the results? (14 Dec 2009)

  14. Where can we find an expert in nesidioblastosis in the New York area? Is there a way to treat it? (7 Dec 2009)

  15. Can diabetes lead to multiple bruises on legs and would they look like brown straight away? (7 Dec 2009)

  16. The doctor wants my teen daughter to go on Yaz to help regulate her menstrual cycles and reduce their accompanying pain. What are it's vascular side effects? (2 Dec 2009)

  17. Five months ago, I was put on Glucovance. I exercised and lost weight, but my blood sugars were elevated. Since switching to Glucophage and Amaryl, my blood sugars are still elevated. Is my pancreas slowly dying? (2 Dec 2009)

  18. My teen son was put on an ACE inhibitor three years ago for microalbuminuria. A year ago, he was diagnosed with postural proteinuria. Will he need to take the ACE inhibitor forever? Might the postural proteinuria go away in a few years? (2 Dec 2009)

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Bill Jones, MD (Specialist in the management of diabetes during pregnancy, member since April 1997)
Marco Songini, MD (Italy) (Pediatric, adolescent, and adult endocrinologist and diabetologist, member since April 1997)
Larry Deeb, MD (Pediatric Endocrinologist, member since July 1998)
John Schulga, MBChB MRCGP MRCP FRCPCH (UK) (Consultant Paediatrician in childhood and adolescent diabetes and endocrinology, member since July 1999)
Stuart Brink, MD (Pediatric Endocrinologist, member since October 1999)
Matthew Brown, MD (Pediatrician and a Pediatric Diabetologist, member since January 2000)
Jim Lane, MD (Adult Endocrinologist, member since November 2000)
David Schwartz, MD (Pediatric Endocrinologist, member since May 2001)
Andrea Scaramuzza, MD (Italy) (Pediatric Endocrinologist, member since October 2003)
Linda DiMeglio, MD (Pediatric Endocrinologist)

Barb Schreiner, RN, MPH, CDE (Diabetes Nurse Specialist, member since July 2002)
Jane Seley, RN, GNP, MPH, MSN, CDE, CHES (Diabetes Nurse Practitioner, member since August 2002)
Joe Solowiejczyk, RN, MSW (Family Therapist, member since April 2010)
Linda Mackowiak, RN, MS, FNP, CDE (Diabetes Nurse Specialist)

Jill Weissberg-Benchell, PhD (Medical Psychology and Psychiatry, member since January 2000)

James Michael Schurig, MS, RD, LD, CDE (Dietitian, member since December 2000)

Exercise Physiologists
Rick Philbin, M.Ed., A.T.C., C.S.C.S (Sports Medicine, member since July 2004)

Lois Schmidt Finney, RD, MPH, CDE (DPT-1 Research Coordinator, member since July 1998)
Heather Speer, MPH, CCRC, CDE (Clinical Diabetes Research and Education Coordinator, member since July 1998)

Social Workers
Debbie Butler, CDE, MSW, LICSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker, member since October 2004)

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