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Blood Tests and Insulin Injections

My 12 year old daughter has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She’s coming home and is very afraid of shots. How are we going to treat her diabetes?

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I have used an insulin pump for three years. I have developed extreme lipoatrophy/dystrophy in my thighs, even though I rotate sites religiously. What is causing this?

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My 7.5 year old son has had type 1 diabetes since he was 5. Now he is learning how to give himself injections, but is having problems with insulin coming out after he pulls out the syringe from the injection site. Do you have any suggestions?

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Where can I buy a non-invasive blood sugar testing device?

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I was just diagnosed with hypoglycemia, and my doctor wants me to use a glucose monitor because sometimes I can’t tell if I’m too low, and I am nervous about the regular fingersticker monitors. How do they work? Do they hurt? How do you use them?

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My seven year old has type 1 diabetes, and I have been hearing about the “GlucoWatch”. Who makes it? Is it it available yet?

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Would it be possible to try the SoftClix on my son’s arm? Any advice?

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An adult male friend of my mother would like to purchase the new GlucoWatch. Is the GlucoWatch on the market yet? How successful is this compared to the ‘old-fashioned’ invasive blood glucose testing?

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I am 52, and I have type 2 diabetes. How frequently I should be testing my blood sugar? At what times of day? What should my target levels (in mmol/L) be?

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I was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and my specialist said I must now have a blood test every three months for the rest of my life. Isn’t this a bit excessive? Wouldn’t every six to twelve months suffice?

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