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What do I do about my diabetes when I’m trying to get into college? Is there any program to help me with my diabetes at college?

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My 45 year old husband has type 2 diabetes and is experiencing more and more debilitating effects even though he works closely with his physicians. He would like to spend his vacation in a camp or resort setting receiving more education, encouragement, and support from professionals and from other people with diabetes. Do you know of diabetes education camps/resort/cruises, etc. for adults and/or their families?

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I am a 31year old who has type 1 diabetes, and I will be traveling to Moscow and Kazakhstan for a month. Do you have any information on hospitals or doctors in these areas or how I could go about finding out this information?

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What hospitals and/or research institutions are the best [nationally and worldwide] for treating diabetic retinopathy?

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About 10 months ago, my best friend’s 18 years old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes which her doctor thinks had been undiagnosed for a couple of years. She is always sick, bedridden, and has been hospitalized on several occasions. At one point, the doctor didn’t think she would survive and no medication is working for her. Can you recommend a facility that specializes in this in our area of where she can take her for help?

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Can you please tell me if you know if any residential treatment programs in the Northeast that either specialize in diabetes and/or chronic diseases, or at least accepts kids with diabetes?

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My seven year old son has had many episodes of nighttime hypoglycemia, including having seizures. I have been told that there are dogs that can be trained to pick up on these episodes, and they notify the parents. Are you aware of these dogs? Where could I find one?

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My son is currently seen in a diabetes clinic at the children’s hospital, but they currently have around 100 kids to a physician. I would love to find a doctor who takes Medicaid and/or Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance, and I have not been successful so far. Are there any pediatric endocrinologists in my area in private practice ?

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Once in a while when my 12 year old son is low, he gets very agitated, and I am concerned as he gets bigger something bad could happen.. He has not adjusted well to diabetes and has seen a psychologist for the past three years. Are there any schools that have just children who have diabetes?

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My 14 year old son, who has had diabetes for three years, will be visiting friends in New York for a week. This nice person is a little bit anxious (so we are with my wife) with the idea of my son’s disease, even if he has never had any problem. Who can be contacted in case of an emergency?

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