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What does one do if insulin doses are reversed–short acting instead of long acting and vice versa?

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Sometimes I have immediate drops in glucose levels after my Lantus injection. My endocrinologist and family doctor are baffled. Should I switch to another long acting insulin or consider a pump?

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The doctor told me my two-hour test results were normal, and I haven’t had any increased level since. The nurse insists that I see a dietitian, but I’m doing okay without spending extra money that we don’t have. If I still had high sugar levels I wouldn’t have a problem going to the dietitian. What do you think?

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I’m a fourteen year old Type 1 diabetic. Until recently, I had really good control. My dinner blood sugars are consistently high. Can you give me any explanation or tips that I could use to try and control my dinner sugars?

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Our 14 year old son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 10. He has always had nighttime enuresis. My question concerns the use of the drug DDAVP in diabetics.

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My 7 year old son was just diagnosed with diabetes, and I was reading about concerns about cuts and feet. Is there anything special I should do in regard to ordinary cuts or with his feet?

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I recently went to a benefit for a program called FIT. It seems that most of the doctors and the AMA are afraid to try anything that they do not have any credit for establishing. The program has been very successful in Vienna for 18 years. What is the USA afraid of?

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My nine year old daughter was diagnosed about nine months ago and still has sugar readings in the 400s and 500s mg/dl [22.2 and 27.8 mmol/L] at times. How dangerous is this in the future if we don’t get it under control?

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My 12 year old grandson has had type 1 diabetes for three years. His food, insulin, and exercise are controlled, and he does not cheat on sugar intake. However, in the last six month, his blood sugars can swing from very high to very low in a four to six hour period. What could cause this?

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My 76 year old father recently found he has diabetes and is having a difficult time adjusting to the disease and medicine. He has been taken to the emergency room twice times because of dizziness and cold sweats. He now has symptoms of severe depression, lives alone and is afraid of passing out. What can I do to help him?

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