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Sick Days from 2002

  1. Are the high readings a direct result of my cold? (30 Dec 2002)
  2. We have had many sleepless nights dealing with illnesses, highs and ketones. We're all tired and are looking for some answers. (11 Dec 2002)
  3. My son broke his left clavicle, and we are having an extremely hard time getting his glucose numbers within target ranges. (9 Dec 2002)
  4. Do Tylenol, Dimetapp, or Get Better Bear suckers have carbohydrate? There is no information on the labels. (24 Nov 2002)
  5. We are struggling with a new insulin pump start, so I am hesitant to use a cold remedy that may raise my son's blood sugar. (23 Nov 2002)
  6. The paediatric diabetes team at our local hospital seems unsure about treatment of potential hypos at night during illness. (30 Oct 2002)
  7. Will a Crohn's flare-up cause an increased need for insulin? Is it best to avoid steroids for treatment if at all possible? (5 Sep 2002)
  8. I have type 2 diabetes and an infection for over a month now. It's not getting better, and my blood sugars are high. (29 Aug 2002)
  9. What should someone with diabetes consider with a broken bone? Does the healing process take longer? (4 Jul 2002)
  10. What could be wrong with my daughter? (29 Jun 2002)
  11. My son had a fever last week, and his values went crazy. Is this normal? When are they going to came back to normal? (25 Jun 2002)
  12. Are people with type 1 diabetes and good glycemic control any more susceptible to infectious diseases? (28 May 2002)
  13. This past winter, my 10 year old daughter had numerous illnesses. What are your recommendations? (23 May 2002)
  14. When a child has ketones in the urine, and is sick, is it a problem if the ketones are more than "small"? (18 May 2002)
  15. Could this student have developed symptoms of ketoacidosis with negative ketones? Since we have had a lot of flu in our school, that is a possibility. (10 May 2002)
  16. My mother is to go back to her doctor in a week, but should we be concerned about the high blood sugars? (13 Apr 2002)
  17. Are my levels high like this because of my pain or vice-versa? What can I do to correct this problem? (12 Apr 2002)
  18. Is it normal for a person who is on a low carb diet or even not eating carbohydrates at all to have some ketones in his/her urine? What could be the side effects? (6 Apr 2002)
  19. Should I send my son to school if his blood sugar and ketone readings are high even though he seems otherwise fine? (7 Mar 2002)
  20. I've been sick for about a week and have noticed that my blood sugar has been really high. Is this because I've been sick, laying around a lot, sleeping, or something else? (25 Feb 2002)
  21. On a sick day, should you still take your regular insulin dose even if blood sugars are low? (14 Jan 2002)
  22. Does fifth disease create problems in children with diabetes? (12 Jan 2002)

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