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My 13 year old son, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two and a half years ago, just had a flu vaccine. I receive conflicting answers as to whether the rest of our family (living in the same house) should also be receiving this vaccine for his protection.

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I am 30 years old and have had Type 1 diabetes for 9 years. I began developing small reddish/purple bumps on my hands a month ago. I went to the dermatologist who diagnosed me with granuloma annulare. Are there really no treatments?

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My four-year-old daughter was diagnosed two months ago with Type 1 diabetes. When she was one, she contracted Lyme disease and was on the antibiotic regime. Is there any link between Lyme disease and diabetes?

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For the past three months, my nine year old son, who has diabetes, has been having headaches and vomiting at least three times a week, he has lost weight and dehydrates very quickly. His doctors don’t know what is wrong and have done CAT scans of is stomach along with x-rays. His blood sugars have been good. I was wondering if he is going threw a growing spurt. Could he be allergic to something? Is this normal?

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Our son was just recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and we want to allow him to be as active as before, but I am noticing bruises. Is there a correlation? Should I be concerned?

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Do petit mal type seizures ever occur with type 2 diabetes?

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Last week, my husband (who is in good health), had really bad stomach pains and went to the doctor and his blood sugar was 7.1 mmol/L [128 mg/dl]. We found out yesterday he has type 2 diabetes. We are waiting to go to a diabetes clinic in our town. Could his stomach pains be caused by the diabetes?

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My one year old daughter who had diabetes which required insulin when she was born and resolved when she was five months old, is developing quite well. We have taken her to several doctors, one of whom said that she may need insulin later, maybe, around age 10, which makes me always worry about her future. Is it true? Have you ever seen such case? What’s your opinion on it?

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My husband is really careful watching his blood sugar, but with everything we do, he still has had five seizures in the last 18 months. Where can I learn more about seizures?

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I have newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes and bilateral ovarian cysts. Are the two related? If I opt for surgical removal of the ovaries, can I expect complications as a result of the diabetes?

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