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Last month, we had our first experience with illness. The endocrinologist said my daughter’s blood sugars would go up. Well, she had high readings for three weeks after! We’ve had to increase her baseline insulin dose. Did her illness knock out more of her pancreas function? Does this happen whenever someone with diabetes gets ill?

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We have a 5 year old son with type 1 diabetes, diagnosed about 2 and 1/2 years ago. All in all I think his control is relatively good, his last HBA1c was 7.2. However, he still has wide variations in his numbers.

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I have a student who hates being a type 1 diabetic. She has decided to try a diet that her mother is on because it promises to “cure” diabetes. My concern is that her blood sugar level for the past 4 months has been extremely irregular.

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I’ve been reading many of the previously asked questions recently to understand why my daughter’s readings fluctuate so much. I just read that a sliding scale shouldn’t be used.

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Our 14 year old daughter has controlled her diabetes with multiple injections of R and NPH. A new Pediatric Endocrinologist put her on Ultralente and Humalog. Her blood glucose levels have been swinging wildly from daytime highs to nighttime lows.

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My three year old little boy was diagnosed two weeks ago. He went into a coma, after being treated for the past month for an ear infection. here were a lot of signs that maybe I should have noticed, but I overlooked them for a long time. We are still having trouble with keeping his in range. The doctors told me that they don’t understand what is going on with him, and keep upping the levels of insulin.

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I have been struggling with type 1 for more than 25 years and have eye and kidney complications. For the last six months, I have had more and more hypoglycemic reactions despite continuously reducing my insulin doses. Have I started to produce insulin again?

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I am taking a 75/25 mix in the morning with breakfast, Humalog for dinner, and NPH at bedtime. If my sugar is very high in the afternoon, should I give myself a shot or two of Humalog?

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I am 24 years old, have had type 1 diabetes for 10 years, and I am currently on a sliding scale system of three Actrapid injections before meals and Insulatard at bedtime. If my blood is high an hour or so after breakfast, can I take my lunch time insulin an hour earlier and wait an hour to eat lunch or should I stick to the regular pattern?

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My brother has had a very hard time controlling his blood sugar for the past year or so. He has talked to doctors and nurses, but no one can seem to give him an answer on how to fix this problem. He is having to miss a lot of school and I’m afraid this will severely hurt his health. Any suggestions?

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