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Several months ago our son had two teeth filled at the dentist and received several units of a local freezing compound called Articaine. We had asked the dentist if this compound was safe for diabetes and he assured us it was.

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I am a middle aged women, recently diagnosed with diabetes, and my doctor told me not to use Neosporin ointment on my paper-cuts. Do you know why?

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My 18 year old son, who has had type 1 diabetes, has been struggling with acne. Can you give me any specific information on Accutane and diabetes?

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Is Moduretic (a thiazide) or Atenolol (a beta blocker) contraindicated in Type 2 diabetes?

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I have had a high cholesterol for four years which is treated with Lovastatin, along with type 2 diabetes which I have had for two years. A friend (who also has high cholesterol and diabetes) ran out of his Lovastatin and did not take it for two weeks after which time his blood sugar level was normal. Is there a link between Lovastatin and an increase in blood sugar?

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Since my son started taking Strattera or his ADHD, his nighttime blood sugars are running low, and he seems to be running high during the day. We have ave lowered his Lantus and increased his Humalog slightly. Could the Strattera be causing my son to run high during the day and low at night?

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My husband has type 1 diabetes and is controlling his blood sugar by sticking to a strict low carb or no carb diet, but when his sugar goes up (300 mg/dl [16.7 mmol/L]), he becomes nasty and unbearable. I heard that Prozac might help and may even stabilize blood sugar levels. Is there a correlation between diabetes and mood swings?

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Recently, when my 15 year old daughter was hospitalized with pneumonia, she received steroids and her blood sugar level increased which has never happened before. Should I be conscious of her blood sugar level from now on? Was this just a incident that will not happen again unless she is put on steroids?

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I am 19 years old, I have had diabetes for five years, and I take insulin injection three times per day. Can I take testosterone for a bigger physical appearance?

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My 15 year old son, who has been taking human growth hormone for about 21 months, started to exhibit symptoms of, and was diagnosed as type 1 diabetes 20 months ago, but no antibodies were detected. He has maintained an A1c of 4.9%, even with a 49% reduction of insulin. I have several questions.

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