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Behavior

Can stress send your body into an episode of low blood sugar and, if so, do you have any idea how low you go before you lose all self control?

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I can’t get my teenaged son to take control of his diabetes. Once, he took too much Lantus and had a seizure. He doesn’t often take insulin for dinners and is in denial. What can I do? Are there overseas stem cell procedures I can get for him?

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My 13 year old daughter is manipulating her insulin to lose weight. She has been in DKA several times. How can I get her to be more compliant?

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I had a blow out last night with a friend regarding her nine year old daughter who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about two years ago. Is it true that a nine year old cannot be held accountable for behavior (whining, screaming and even being aggressive — pushing, scratching, spitting) when she is too low or too high?

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I have clinical depression and am taking medication, but since having depression I have not had stable blood sugars, and my average was high at my last doctor’s visit. was in hospital with DKA a few months ago, and I just can’t cope. How can I not be stressed? Are my blood sugars all over the place because of stress? Can my sugars ever go back to normal?

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My 15 year old friend doesn’t take his diabetes seriously. He drinks and I am afraid for him. What should I do?

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My son was diagnosed in November 2004 and needs only a small amount of NPH daily. He does have some post-meal high blood sugars. What kind of damage might they be causing? Is it possible his recent behavior is related to blood sugar fluctuations?

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Do diabetes and blood sugar levels have an influence on mood swings?

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Diagnosed with type 1 in July, my toddler still wakes about every two hours to get a drink. Is this behavioral or related to his diabetes? His blood sugars have been in range during the night.

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Diagnosed at age two with a very high blood sugar, my son, now five, has some developmental delays. Could they have resulted from the trauma he experienced at diagnosis?

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