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I have a 9 year old boy who was diagnosed with diabetes 5 months ago. He has also been receiving allergy treatments since he was 3 years old and began asthma treatment at the age 7. What type of allergy medication can he take that will not increase his blood sugar levels?

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I have type 2 diabetes, am on a diabetes pil, and I also take several other medications. Do these medications help more than they harm? Are my fears about them correct?

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I have type 2 diabetes, I recently had some steroid injections to reduce keloid scars, and, a few hours after the injections, my blood sugars were higher than usual. They are not going down despite medicine and exercise. Did these shots cause the elevation? How long does the medication stick around in the body?

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My son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last year. He is taking medications for his stomach, his thyroid, and depression. He has little energy and seems to have problems remembering and concentrating. I’m beginning to believe that he just has the wrong medications. Do you have any suggestions?

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Are antidepressant drugs okay to take while pregnant? I was taking Celexa. I took myself off of it for this reason.

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I am an 18 year old female who has had type 1 diabetes for about 12 years now, and I was wondering about birth control pills. If I started to take birth control pills, would I have any complications because of taking them? Do you think it is wise to take them?

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I am now taking Meridia. Is this safe for people with diabetes?

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My new doctor wants to put me on a cholesterol lowering agent as a preventative measure. Have any studies been done on the effectiveness of this as a long term preventative measure? Are there any side effects of this type of drug, especially long term? Does a drug like this one interact adversely with ACE inhibitor drugs? Would a cholesterol lowering diet be a better option?

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What is the appropriate dose of glucagon to be administered to an 80 pound child? Half of the vial, then repeat in 20 minutes if needed or full vial?

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My 50 year old uncle has diabetes. Can he take iron supplements?

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