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When ill, my newly diagnosed son had target blood sugars without insulin, so he decided to eat fewer carbohydrates to skip his insulin shots. His blood sugars remain in range. Could he control his diabetes by diet? Or, is this the honeymoon?

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Although my recently diagnosed daughter is eating well, including the proper amount of carbohydrates, her blood sugars are going up; why is this?

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I started a Cozmo pump recently. My infusion sites have been bleeding/leaking insulin after about 24 hours. Is this common? Should I try different sets or sites?

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I am concerned about my daughter’s post-breakfast blood sugars, which are around 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L], 90 minutes afterwards. What do you recommend? Our educator has suggested Lantus and NovoLog, but our daughter doesn’t want that many shots.

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How do I test my son’s overnight basal rates? He uses an OmniPod insulin delivery device.

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Diagnosed two weeks ago, my toddler’s blood sugar is often lower than 100 mg/dl [5.6 mmol/L] in the morning. Is this the “honeymoon?” Should I be concerned if he doesn’t need short acting insulin for some meals?

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My teen has started taking one shot of Levemir in the morning. His morning numbers are high. Does he need two daily injections? Does Levemir last as long as Lantus?

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After about 30 years with type 1, I have been diagnosed with celiac and am having blood sugar spikes. Is this normal? How should I handle them?

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Tested two hours after breakfast at school, my daughter’s blood sugars are high, even when I give her a lower carbohydrate breakfast. What do you suggest I do? Could her highs be contributing to her below grade level work at school?

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As an LPN working at a school, am I able to treat a student that has an insulin pump or does that have to be an RN?

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