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My seven year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes shortly after her third birthday. She was an extremely happy baby and toddler but, it seems that since she was diagnosed she has acted very angry and withdrawn. Is this common? Should I be worried that she suffers from clinical depression?

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My 3 year old granddaughter was just diagnosed. She has always been prone to extreme stubbornness and tantrums. Since we found out that she is diabetic it seems that the mood swings have compounded. Is this a common behavior with diabetes?

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My daughter is 14 and feels she can do “nothing right”. She has now begun to test only on occasion and has missed giving herself a needle in the morning after breakfast. I am concerned that she may be experiencing depression centered around the diabetes issues.

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I am concerned about my 15 year old son who is five feet, five inches tall and weighs 180 pounds, and we have a family history of type 2 diabetes. I recently found out he is buying a lot of junk food in addition to his regular meals. I have been reluctant to mention weight issues previously because of concern with unwittingly precipitating an eating disorder. How can I help him?

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My 18 year old son feels he is invincible and is experimenting with drugs and alcohol. He got his endocrinologist to prescribe an anti-anxiety medication. I called the doctor and asked him to please stop the refills, but was told that, since my son is 18, I really could not request that. We are going to a counselor, and my son tells him the same thing — He does not intend to stop. Must I sit back and allow him to self-destruct?

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My 50 year partner, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes around eight years ago, has had a dramatic personality change since then, and I am sure that there is a physiological reason. Have you heard of this before?

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I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and I used to occasionally smoke marijuana on the weekends. If I wanted to resume it again, would there be any problems or side effects with my medications?

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My 15 year old type 1 diabetic son was diagnosed 11 years ago. The last year his blood sugars have been very erratic. The endocrinologist has finally suggested a pump, but my son does’t take his shots and carb counting too seriously. How do I get him to take this along with the complications seriously?

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My 10 year old has had type 1 for eight and one-half years. In the last week, her pancreas has started to function again. How can this be? Is it a miracle? She has gone for 96 hours without an insulin injection. Her average blood sugar has been 75 mg/dl [4.2 mmol/L]. Unfortunately, she has had to be injected with glucagon four times in the last few days. How could this take such wild turn after all these years?

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Our 15 year old son has type 1 diabetes. He uses marijuana (without our consent). His average blood sugar readings have been running about 325 mg/dl [18.1 mmol/L] for more than six months. He has been seeing a psychologist and other doctors, but little is helping. Do you have any suggestions of where we can send him to get help?

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