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My 16 year old daughter is lazy on the weekend and won’t get out of bed, which messes up her control. She has been in hospital 3 times this school year with ketoacidosis, but it may be due to exam stress. I want to know what to do when she stays in bed and I have to go to work.

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I have a five year old son who has had type 1 diabetes for 3 years. We have had difficulty with potty-training. Is there any way this is related to his condition?

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I quit smoking marijuana two weeks ago, and I’m going through a lot right now because of family and friends. Marijuana was the only thing that made me happy at times, but now I don’t know what to do. I’m feeling depressed, and I want to start again. What should I do?

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My 12 year old son has become very rebellious with his diabetes and very hostile to everyone around him. He is usually very happy and always has a smile on his face, but he has not been that happy at all. He is not following his diet properly, and he will not take care of his diabetes and supplies like he is supposed to. Any suggestions as to what I should do?

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My daughter is 6 years old. Right now her A1C is 11.3. My biggest problem with her is she tends to sneak food all the time, or tricks people we know into giving her food. She also will hide her pump and monitor from me and I’m just wondering if anyone has had these same problems.

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My friend has diabetes, is acting really weird, and it is scaring me! I don’t know what to think! Do you know of any symptoms that affect people with diabetes mentally?

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My 16 year old son, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes five weeks ago, is having behavior problems at school. I have addressed the school issues with him, and he has accepted his punishment, but the behavior is continuing. Could he be having a reaction to his insulin?

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My boyfriend, 25, seems to “get the blues” often, I’m convinced that it has to do with his diabetes, but there’s nothing he can put his finger on that would be causing these feelings. What is the connection is between diabetes and depression? Does diabetes change the serotonin levels in your body?

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My 19 year old son has had type 1 diabetes for nine years and takes Ultralente and Humalog. I was told he is using marijuana, but he has had negative blood tests. Does the insulin play any part in a negative blood test results?

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My teenage son, who has type 1 diabetes, does not want to wear a necklace or bracelet. Is there a company that has a catalog of all the different types of medical alert stuff (rings, tattoos, patches, jewelry, etc.) all in one catalog? I have spent much time looking but it seems that they all just carry necklaces and bracelets.

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