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Other Illnesses

At age 16, my son was diagnosed with type 1. His blood sugars vary; he has hip, stomach and chest pain; he continues to lose weight and be lethargic. Could he have another autoimmune disease and not diabetes?

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How common is it that a type 1 diabetic child comes down with autoimmune von Willebrand’s disease? Are we likely to see more autoimmune problems in our son?

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I have been diagnosed with pseudo seizures. Since females in my family have a history of diabetes, should I also be tested for this? Do diabetic seizures show abnormal EEG waves?

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Diagnosed with mononucleosis, my teen son’s blood sugars are not that elevated. Should we still check for ketones?

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Are there any syndromes known to include a thiamine deficiency and diabetes in children?

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For a week, my blood sugars have been higher than normal due to bacterial pneumonia. How long will it be until my blood sugars are normal?

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My son is on a very strict diet because of his autism. Other than diet, exercise and vigilance, how can I work to lower his A1c? It has come down in the past six months, but I want to work to lower it.

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Our son was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Prior to developing it, he started having migraines. He has an abnormal EEG, always associated with high sugar. Recently, he has begun complaining of chest pains. He was born with pulmonary stenosis and had his pulmonary valve ballooned at birth. His cardiologist is at a loss to explain the cause of my son’s pain. Can you offer any suggestions as to the possible cause?

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My five year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 2. She has developed a rash on her bottom that I believe is a yeast infection. How do you treat a yeast infection of the skin?

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Our son is 8 years old and has had Type 1 diabetes for 5 years. About a year ago, he had his first seizure. Since that time we have had a hard time controlling his blood sugar. In the last month he has had three more seizures. Since the last seizure, he has been diagnosed as having a seizure disorder.

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