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After 14 years on Actrapid and Insulatard, I am switching to NovoRapid and Lantus, at the advice of my clinic. I have read that Lantus is unsafe and may be a risk for cancer. Is it safe to use?

August 25, 2020
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Taken to the Emergency Room with a racing heart and shaking, my young daughter had a low blood sugar and ketones. Her TSH was also slightly elevated. Did the elevated TSH cause the hypoglycemia or could she have ketotic hypoglycemia?

August 25, 2020
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My young daughter has had fruity smelling breath for a long time, but no other symptoms. Blood sugar checks at home are in range

August 4, 2020
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My relative with Addison’s has been experiencing blood sugars up to 14 mmol/L (252 mg/dl) and was put on metformin. Given her GAD antibody results, I wonder if she has type 1 diabetes. Are the elevated numbers from her steroids?

August 4, 2020
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After 68 years of good control, my blood sugars are elevated. Is it from the stress of the COVID-19 surge or repeated use of injection sites?

August 3, 2020
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My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 after bronchitis, steroids, and antibiotics. Though I was told the virus was the trigger, could her diagnosis have been related to chemicals used by nearby farms or any pesticides or cleaners I have used at home? How do we know how long she has had antibodies?

July 21, 2020
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After several surgeries, my daughter had several symptoms of type 1. Her A1c and random blood sugar were normal when checked by our family doctor. Could her symptoms be related to stress or steroids she had to take? Should we check her at home?

July 21, 2020
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I had chicken pox when pregnant and my son was born with strep B. Could either of these be linked to his weak immune system and his developing type 1?

July 6, 2020
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Of our three children, two have type 1 diabetes and one has rheumatoid arthritis and her own child with type 1 diabetes. How can two healthy people have three children and one grandchild with autoimmune diseases?

May 21, 2020
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My child has slightly elevated blood glucose readings, some symptoms of diabetes. Her A1c was normal, 5.3. Does she have early signs of diabetes? Should I be concerned?

May 21, 2020
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