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Is it at all possible for a child’s body to be once again producing some insulin after almost four years of diabetes in which it seemed he was producing none? How long does a honeymoon last? Are there any cases of a spontaneous remission from type 1 diabetes?

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My 5 1/2 year old son was diagnosed almost 1 year ago. His blood sugar readings are still like a roller coaster — some days way high, some days low, not necessarily at the same times of the day. His diet is fairly consistent from day to day. What could be the explanation for such inconsistencies in readings?

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I’m in a state of total confusion about what has gone on with my four year old daughter the last two days. I just can’t figure out what is happening with her low numbers.

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My three year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes several months ago. As his honeymoon phases has diminished, insulin just seems to run right through him. Could part of my problem be from using two different brands of insulin? I am very interested in trying pump therapy as soon as possible. How can I find another diabetes team that would support me on this?

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I am an 18 year old who is moving in with a 16 year old female who has been diagnosed with diabetes. I am looking for information and signs that I can look for in order to help.

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My 12 year niece was hospitalized and found out that her blood sugar level was 530 mg/dl [29.4 mmol/L]. Her father has been trying to lower her sugars by giving her insulin after her last meal. Is this method recommended?

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My eight year old son has been wetting the bed lately. This seems to go in a cycle two to three times a week, one week of the month. As far as I can tell, he’s not going high at night. We make sure he uses the bathroom two to three times before bed also. It has become embarrassing for him.

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My daughter is 7.5 years old and has had Type 1 diabetes for 3 years. I want to know the ideal dose for her — she’s 25 kg., and whether I should give her insulin 3 times a day or 2 times. I’ve noticed that with 3 injections she’s better controlled. I also want to know whether diabetes has anything to do with growing up short.

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My two year old son was diagnosed at 15 months. He usually gets one shot a day and is having fluctuating blood sugars. We have discussed these concerns with his doctors, but never get an answer. They deal with adults primarily and not children.

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I am a 19 year old Juvenile Diabetic for the last 6 1/2 years. I take Actrapid and Insulatard. I take injections 3 times a day. My fasting sugars are always 180-200. I want to know how I can get my fasting under control.

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