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My 12 year old daughter has had diabetes for five years. Lately, she does not want to do her insulin or check her blood sugar. I cannot get her Hemoglobin A1c below 12% Is there someone out there she can talk to or help the whole family out?

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My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two years ago. and has never really been in control. Now, does not want to do the fingerprick tests and is really depressed. I am very worried because her blood sugars are usually in the range of 13-20 mmol/L [234- 360 mg/dl].

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My sister has been hospitalized three times in the past year for not taking her insulin. I have suggested that perhaps she needs to talk to a counselor or psychiatrist, but she doesn’t seem to think so. However, I am scared that if she keeps doing this to herself, she will not make it the next time. Is there anything I can do to help her?

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My stepdaughter wets her pants and has gained a lot of weight in the past year. No one, to my knowledge, has tested her for diabetes. Do I need to take her to a specialist?

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When my grandson gets an infection, his blood sugars go up and he becomes testy. Is this normal? Are we doing anything wrong?

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My friend is in denial of his diabetes, and his sugar levels fluctuate wildly. He eats beans, pasta. rice, breads and also drinks alcohol above what could be considered moderate. The doctor said if he did not go on insulin he would die in five years, but he refuses.

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I am a teacher with a six year old student recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He is often violent towards other students, defiant and non-complaint. His parents claim he behaves this way because of high blood sugars. Is this possible?

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My 28 year old daughter has had type 1 diabetes for 14 years, and since leaving home, she has paid less and less attention to her diabetes care and her health in general. I don’t know what else to do and am scared to death of the consequences she faces. Can you give me any advice?

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Where can I find books or a strategy to get my teenaged daughter motivated to take care of her diabetes?

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Would it be possible for someone with a low blood sugar to act violently, to hold a knife at another’s throat, unknowingly?

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