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Hyperglycemia and DKA

Our 9-year-old son was diagnosed almost 2 years ago with Type 1. We are struggling with morning high blood glucose readings. My biggest concern is that he is scheduled to receive a pump in a few weeks, and we need to get this bedtime dosage figured out by then, don’t we?

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My daughter is almost 12 and was diagnosed at 16 months. Though she frequently has high/fluctuating blood sugars, she rarely shows ketones on ketone strips. Why would she not show ketones when her sugars are high?

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I’m a 17�year old female. Recently, my blood glucose has been in the range of 200-380. I eat little, inject a lot more insulin than I used to, and get enough exercise, but my blood glucose remains high. What can I do?

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Why do blood sugar levels remain in people with newly diagnosed diabetes? What are the pH levels of someone who has DKA? Why would they test the pH levels?

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My 11 year old daughter has type 1 diabetes and gets severe stomach aches/cramps which seem to be associated with high ketones. When she has these stomach pains, what can we do to help them diminish?

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Our three and a half year old daughter was diagnosed at age 12 months with DKA and was non-responsive for about 48 hours. She seems to have been developing normally, is bright, and is in decent control with the help of an insulin pump. Should we be concerned about any long lasting effects of her initial DKA almost three years ago?

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I am 17 years old and have had diabetes since age 6. Lately I have had really high blood readings and I don’t know what to do.

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My son is nine and has had Type 1 diabetes for 1 year. He complains of being “shaky”, but when he tests he is high not low. Can a high make him shaky as well as a low?

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My two and a half year old daughter passed away, and acute onset of diabetes is the cause we have been given for her death. There were no apparent signs until a few hours before her death. Please help us understand this.

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Recently I had my first experience with my son and DKA. He seems well and back to his old self today. He had two low blood sugar readings and two normal ketone readings today, but just now his blood sugar reading was very high and the urine ketones were large! I’ve administered the appropriate insulin, and I am hoping all will be well. Should I send him to school?

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