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I would like to know what effect potassium has on NPH insulin if any. And can a thiazide (water pill) raise your blood sugar when taking insulin?

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My daughter has had type 1 diabetes for seven months, and we recently found out that she also has seasonal allergies. Is there an allergy medication that does not contain sugar? Her readings are very high during morning and lunch and her suppertime reading was low which is out of the ordinary for her. Can you help?

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I am a 30 year old with type 1 diabetes and am on an ACE inhibitor, another blood pressure pill, and a water pill, along with various other medications. I have been told I have anemia and have had numerous tests done to rule out the cause, but, since they were all normal, the doctors came to the conclusion that I was getting too high of a dosage of an ACE inhibitor. Have you ever heard of this? There was a discrepancy between some of the doctors as to the validity to this. Do you think that this is too much medication?

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I was wondering if you could tell me if taking Combatrin would increase blood sugar levels of a Type 1 diabetic.

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I have type 2 diabetes, and was started on insulin twice a day. I have been taking an ACE inhibitor for hypertension, and previously when my blood pressure was elevated, it would eventually settle, but now I have not slept all night due to an elevated pressure and have not been able to lower it. Is there now a conflict between the insulin and the ACE inhibitor?

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I know depression can be common in people with diabetes and thyroid disorders, but my daughter has been off the Paxil for a couple of years now and is showing signs of depression. I am considering talking to her and her doctor about prescribing it again. What is your experience with teenagers and long term use of Paxil?

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I am 45 years old, have type 2 diabetes, and I have finally controlled my diabetes and have gotten off all medication due to a dramatic and hard earned weight loss. However, my doctor is probably going to start me on prednisone every other day for a year for another illness. How can I combat side effects of prednisone?

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I have heard about the benefits of ACE inhibitors, but had the impression that you would not give them to children, and in your poll discussion, children aren’t mentioned. What have you heard about when kids should go on these drugs?

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A few weeks ago, my husband started having an increased need for insulin and high blood sugars just like he was sick. We could not figure out why he was having crazy bloods sugars until he realized last week he was having a Crohn’s flare-up. Will a Crohn’s flare-up cause an increased need for insulin? Is it best to avoid steroids for treatment if at all possible?

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Since he has started using the inhalers for his allergies, my son’s numbers have been very high within a few hours almost twice every day. Has anyone complained before about high blood sugar readings when using Pulmocort? Are there any statistics on the use of inhaled steroids in people who have type 1 diabetes?

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