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  1. Since her diagnosis with type 1, my young daughter has been whiny, less cooperative and defiant at school. Can out of range blood sugars affect behavior? (30 Aug 2011)

  2. I experienced a low blood sugar within minutes of injecting Lantus and felt close to having a seizure. I consumed a granola bar and 130 grams of juice/soda, then breakfast. Could I have hit a vein? What else could have happened? I am monitoring my blood sugars closely since this incident. (23 Aug 2011)

  3. The pediatrician said my son should test his blood sugar several times a day to help determine if he has insulin resistance. The school nurse says this would be traumatic. How often should he test? (21 Aug 2011)

  4. Diagnosed with PHHI as an infant, my now 11-year-old son is having fluctuating blood sugars. What should I do about this? (21 Aug 2011)

  5. In the past four months, I have experienced multiple near syncope episodes a week. Several doctors have no answer. Could this be caused by my diabetes? What do you suggest? (16 Aug 2011)

  6. Is it common for someone to take a nap after experiencing hypoglycemia? During the nap, the blood sugar is in the normal range. (16 Aug 2011)

  7. Sometimes my boyfriend curses and yells if I wake him during the night. Later, he remembers some of his behavior and apologizes. He thinks his actions are related to his blood sugars. What could be going on? (14 Aug 2011)

  8. Recently, my daughter was diagnosed with diabetes, but has since had both elevated and in range blood sugars. Could she have been misdiagnosed? Could the fluctuations be related to puberty? (10 Aug 2011)

  9. My daughter is experiencing motility issues and has done all the gastrointestinal doctor suggested. Are colon issues common in children with uncontrolled diabetes? Celiac has been ruled out. (9 Aug 2011)

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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