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My brother just started his new medication of (Glucophage and Avandia), and his blood sugar is more than 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L] most of the time. What can he do to control his blood sugar when it reaches more than 400 mg/dl [22.2 mmol/L]?

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I am 19 years old, have had type 1 diabetes for a little over six months, and I am off all medications. Now that I am off of the insulin and medication, do I have to eat at exact times?

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My nine year old daughter, diagnosed two months ago, is in her honeymoon period, and although we have changed her insulin every eight days, she has seized twice and both those times she also lost consciousness, which is very scary. When she seizes and loses consciousness, what does it do to her physically and mentally? How long does the honeymoon period last?

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My seven year old son’s A1c was 10.4% when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about three moths ago, since then his A1c was 9.4% and his last was 9.2%. I’m just worried that his last A1c didn’t go much lower. Is that okay?

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When my daughter turns 13 years old, can she see her regular doctor instead of a specialist?

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I am a 40 year old female with type 1 diabetes for 36 years and on a pump who has had A1cs of 7.4-7.5% but would like to have them lower. I have documented hyperglycemia eight days prior to menstrual cycle so my doctor has recommended starting oral contraceptives. I have taken them in the past, but didn’t know at my age if it would be wise.

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My son has type 1 diabetes and has been controlling his glucose level excellently until this last week. He takes only two injections daily. He has had a head cold this last week and his sugar readings are running quite a bit higher even with more Humalog. Is this normal when a person has a virus or other type of infection?

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How can blood sugar drop so fast?

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I live in the tropical isles of the Pacific Ocean. I am 41 and was diagnosed with diabetes about two months ago. I have several questions.

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I have noticed that if my pre-meal sugars are around normal, and I the same amount of food I usually eat, my post-meal sugars are going higher than if I eat the same food with my pre-meal sugars slightly elevated. Is this normal?

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