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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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When people of working age who have diabetes go blind from this disease and lose their jobs, does anyone (besides welfare and public aid) help these people financially?

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I have been using a sharps disposal unit, and I know these are not to be opened. However, since the company I originally got this from discontinued it, I have been opening it, emptying the contents into a plastic pop bottle and then disposing of the pop bottle. Do you know where I might be able to get one of these?

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I’m a 20 year old girl who has type 1 diabetes. Is it true that a person with diabetes cannot donate blood?

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I would like to get my friend one of those medical bracelets in case he is somewhere and gets really sick so people will know what is wrong with him. He won’t get one himself. Can you point me in the right direction?

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My six year old son has type 1 diabetes, and I want to put him on an insulin pump, but his doctor is not really happy about them. He now goes to the Barbara Davis Center to be treated. and I want to find another doctor for him, but I can’t locate another pediatric endocrinologist. in the Denver area.

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Our 41 year old son lives in Texas, has type 1 diabetes, and needs to have a complete physical, but does not have a general physician who can evaluate his diabetes. Can you suggest a clinic that would give him a thorough physical with special emphasis on his diabetes?

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I’m 20 years old, I’ve had type 1 diabetes for four years, and here it is very hard to have good treatment. There is here is no special food for people with diabetes, and we have very big problems with insulin because people have no money to buy it. Is there any foundation or program in the USA which could help me to go to America and have a treatment and consultation?

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We just found out that my 18 month old granddaughter has diabetes, and it is necessary now for the mother to stay home and care for the baby. Will this child be able to draw disability income or some type of income?

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