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About 11 months ago, my three year old son’s doctor did a random blood check, and we found out he had high cholesterol. At this time, the doctor did not do anything. About eight months later, it was higher. I have several questions.

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I heard if your adrenal glands are out of whack, your blood sugars could be out of whack. Is there a test to see?

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My daughter has had type 1 diabetes for 2.5 years. She received the flu vaccination in the two years preceding the onset of her diabetes. Is there any research that would indicate that flu shots can trigger the onset of diabetes? Is there any research to show that a flu shot can cause other autoimmune reactions?

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My 11 year old only son, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about three months ago, has more or less with an acceptable range of blood sugars, but he usually passes two to three stools in a day, and a course of de-worming him has shown very little improvement.His stool test was normal. Any qualified advice?

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My 16 year old son, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 10, is developing white spots on his forearms and there appears to be a loss of pigmentation. I seem to remember a connection to diabetes, but I cannot find any information now. Is this related?

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My son, who has had type 1 diabetes for about six months, had an absence seizure yesterday, and his blood sugar right after the two-minute seizure was 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]. Can there be an association between my son’s diabetes and the absence seizure?

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At her last visit, my nine year old daughter’s endocrinologist noticed that her thyroid was larger than it was four months ago, and he said that this may indicate the beginning of thyroid disease. How many autoimmune diseases have you ever seen one person have?

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I am very concerned as to what could be causing all these odd symptoms in my daughter and the effect her diabetes might be having on them. Should I expect her to get this sick every time she has a yeast infection? Who should I go to for further help? I believe there is something else going on, but don’t know where to turn.

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Has there ever been a study to see if there is any association between diabetes and primary amyloidosis?

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Can diabetes cause pancreatic cancer? Can pancreatic cancer cause diabetes? My mother lived with diabetes for many years. At the age of 57, she became very ill, and after many test was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Three months after her diagnosis, she died.

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