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Hyperglycemia and DKA

I am 13 years old and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at around age seven. I have recently noticed that almost every morning I find ketones in my urine. Is there a way to prevent this?

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I have had type 2 diabetes for four years. My average reading dropped from 8.0 to 6.5 from then to now by diet, minor exercises and Chinese medicine. Although my average reading is fine, my dawn phenomenon (around 140 to 160) still bothers me some of mornings. Would you give me a suggestion of what I might do?

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Our son was diagnosed 3 1/2 months ago at the age of 2 1/2. When I check his blood sugars at meals and at bedtime, they are usually within the expected range. When I check 2 hours after a meal, the sugars are almost always high: 15 mmol or higher. Is this normal?

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My teenage daughter has had very high blood sugars and high A1c’s (in the 12% range) for the last three years. I know we have issues to deal with, but why doesn’t she show signs of being sick?

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My four year old son is on TPN and had problems because of high glucose levels, resulting in brain injury. Social Services is trying to say that we shook him and caused this, but the pediatric neurologist believes that my son had ketoacidosis. We need any information which can help us prove this.

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With the recent terrorist attacks, a few questions have come to mind dealing with my 12 year old son’s type 1 diabetes. How long can a person with diabetes go without insulin? Are there any emergency procedures that should be followed for someone with diabetes?

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My 16 year old niece was diagnosed with type 2 about two years ago. About a week ago, she developed migraines and began vomiting. She was admitted to a hospital diagnosed with ketoacidosis. She slipped into a coma and died four days later. I was told that it had nothing to do with her sugar level, but from what I read and hear, that is not true.

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What result would you consider to be hypo and hyperglycaemia?

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My daughter, who has type 1 diabetes, takes Paxil. We have just increased her dosage, and there seems to be a corresponding increase in her blood sugar readings. Is it possible that Paxil could contribute to this?

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Are there thermogenic effects from hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia?

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