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My 14 year old brother, who has ADHD, is not in control of his diabetes. How can we tell him it is for his own health to take the injection and that we only want to encourage him and support him, in a positive way, without making him angry?

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I am presently counseling a 14 year old who has type 1 diabetes and is using drugs and alcohol. I am in need of information on the physical effects of drug and alcohol use on individuals with type 1 diabetes.

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I have had diabetes for approximately 18 years now, and even though I realise it, I don’t seem to be able to come to terms with it. Am I the only person who has diabetes and the worst mood swings in the world or are there others?

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I am wondering if you have any information relating to diabetes and suicide. My 32 year old nephew, who developed type 1 diabetes about the age of three or four, committed suicide about a week ago.

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My 15 year old son, who was diagnosed one and a half years ago with type 1 has trouble staying asleep at night. He doesn’t wake up with any lows, just wakes up. He isn’t overly active before bed so it isn’t caused by too much exercise. Does diabetes have anything to do with his sleep pattern?

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Does diabetes make you mean if your sugar is to high?

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I have type 1 diabetes and have been on an insulin pump, and I have a 14 year old friend who also has type 1 diabetes and is totally ignoring it. What can I do to help her?

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Is there any research concerning the incidence of depression in adolescent diabetics?

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My friend has become anorexic, believing that taking insulin for her type 1 diabetes will cause her to gain weight. I need to know if this is true, and what type of web sites I can send her to so that she can get more factual information on the subject.

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My 12 year old daughter has had diabetes for two years. During the last two months, she has become angry. She has lied about her high blood sugars, has lost 10 pounds and was hospitalized with the flu. We don’t know what to do to help her get through this.

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