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  1. My ex-husband uses the same alcohol wipe several times for blood sugar checks and injections, while I use a clean one each time. What do you recommend? (24 Dec 2010)

  2. I have trouble controlling my blood sugar. Anxiety about my injections can make my blood sugar go up. I am also afraid to change the injection sites. What do you recommend? (23 Dec 2010)

  3. My 11-year-old has food issues. She sneaks things and asks for seconds or thirds at the dinner table. When she sneaks, she denies it, but her elevated blood sugars provide the proof. What do you recommend? We want her to stop this behavior before she hurts herself. (23 Dec 2010)

  4. My hair stylist says people with diabetes lose their hair or it thins out. Why is this? (22 Dec 2010)

  5. Recently diagnosed, my daughter complains of headaches all the time. Do you have any idea why she might be having them? (14 Dec 2010)

  6. How do you help young adults realize the importance of keeping their average blood sugar lower without it sounding like nagging? (14 Dec 2010)

  7. Diagnosed in September, my son is having low blood sugars. He is eating extra carbohydrates without insulin to avoid lows. Should he still be getting insulin? I've read that insulin during the honeymoon helps the pancreas. (13 Dec 2010)

  8. After eight years with type 1, my nephew is having frequent lows that he does not feel coming. Has his pancreas started working again? (13 Dec 2010)

  9. I have heard that blood sugar fluctuations can cause long term damage. What is the latest research on this? Are blood swings just as detrimental as high A1cs? (8 Dec 2010)

  10. Does Toradol affect blood sugar? (8 Dec 2010)

  11. Though tests for celiac have been negative, my 19-year-old daughter is still having some symptoms, even though she is trying to maintain a gluten free diet. Could she have celiac despite the negative results? (5 Dec 2010)

The Diabetes Team

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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