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My husband is 40 years old and has had Type 1 diabetes for 30 years. I am concerned for his safety and our children. In the last 5 years, he has had several car accidents and over 25 ambulance assisted emergencies. What is his ability when his sugar drops so low?

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My 12 year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes four weeks ago. All in all, he seems to be getting along quite well. I have heard him state that “his life is over”, “ruined” and “he should just die”. Some of this is normal, but how soon should I seek counseling?

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Our 21 year old son doesn’t seem to take disease seriously. How can we help him?

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My 11 year old daughter, who is in junior high school and diagnosed about four months ago, has problems telling people at school she has diabetes. She is embarrassed and is afraid the other kids will think she is weird. How can I make her feel more comfortable and at ease with her diabetes?

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I am a 33 year old with type 1 diabetes who has been on a pump for three months, and my problem is that I get burned out with my diabetes. At times I feel I need a break and can’t seem to make myself take care of my diabetes. What can I do?

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My 11 year son, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two days before my mother died of pancreatic cancer, did well for the first six months, but since then he’s said that he knows how to put himself out of his misery, and that he thinks he hasn’t long to live.

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My grandpa was recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and his physician has told him he needs to check his blood sugars three times each, record the results, and bring these results with him to a follow up appointment in a month. Do you have any suggestions of approaches I may use to convince or enable my grandpa to check and record his blood sugars?

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I am a 21 year old girl.who has had type 1 for ten months. I have made every effort to educate myself about my condition, and I would say there isn’t much that I don’t know about diabetes. Which is why I have become suicidal about my failure to control it. I am on the verge of giving up because I cannot control it, and the more it goes wrong, the more I withdraw from life.

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I am 21 years old, and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just before I turned two. Once I was able to administer my own insulin injections and test my blood sugars myself, I was given much more autonomy around my health and diabetes care. Since that time, I have been noncompliant and cannot seem to get on track.

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If someone with type 1 diabetes consumed a large amount of alcohol, would his blood sugar be affected to the degree that he would become aggressive and have memory loss as to his behavior?

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