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Since a recent stomach bug, my teen son has been having a banana and cookies instead of milk and cookies before bed. His morning blood sugar is now lower. Why is this?

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During a stomach bug with large ketones and a low blood sugar, what is the best treatment for the patient? Some doctors have said not to worry about the ketones, but other doctors disagree.

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How can I persuade my 11 year old to rotate insulin injection sites?

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My 13 year old is having intermittent insulin resistance at mid-morning and dinner time. Is it related to his growth spurt? Are corrections the best course of action? Will these erratic sugars continue?

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Since my pregnancy 20 years ago, I have been pricking my ear lobe to check my blood sugar. Is there any reason why I shouldn’t use my ear lobe?

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My teen son’s blood sugars fluctuate quite a bit and his recent A1c was 11.1. Could he be building up a tolerance to his NovoLog? Could he have an uderlying condition that’s causing problems? He’s even had such fluctuations while hospitalized.

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The school doesn’t want my son checking his blood sugar in the classroom but, with the outbreak of flu, I am concerned about all the viruses now in her office. What do you suggest we do?

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If I missed one of my injections, would I be in trouble?

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In the last two weeks, my son has had two site infections. I use alcohol on his skin before inserting the infusion set, which we change every three days. How can we prevent infections?

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