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My 17 year old friend wants to start using steroids. He is diabetic, but not the real serious kind. I wanted to know, if he does start taking steroids, will they have any effect on his diabetes?

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I’m 16, have had type 1 diabetes since age three, and use an insulin pump, but I have problems with anxiety and depression so my sugars are currently not in good control. My doctor has recommended that I switch to Paxil, but I have heard that it can cause complications in blood sugar control. Is this true?

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I have had type 2 diabetes for a little over a year, and I recently began taking Lipitor, but my blood sugar numbers have been much higher. Is Lipitor known to increase blood sugar numbers?

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Our middle school has advised that in an emergency they will not inject glucagon into muscle. They say they are prohibited from doing so. Will glucagon work, albeit maybe not as effectively or as fast, if it is injected subcutaneously?

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I have a 5 year old with Type 1 diabetes who also has allergies. The allergist gave us a nasal spray, Flonase. This is the second steroid nasal spray he has had and it really elevates his blood sugars. Is there any other treatment out there that he can use instead?

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I was told you cannot combine allergy serum with insulin, but I can’t stand the idea of my son having more shots. I am wondering if anyone has actually researched to see if you could draw the serum in with the insulin to reduce the number of shots?

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What effect could taking enalapril have on a 15 year old girl’s monthly periods?

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My nephew has Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. He also has Major Depressive Disorder. His HA1C has shot up from a 6.7 to 9.4 He is taking 150mg of Zoloft and 900mg of Trileptal. Could this medication change his blood sugars? Is there any medication that would not have a big effect on blood sugars?

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I am an 18 year old with type 1 diabetes for 11 years now, and a lot of my friends are using injection steroids to make their physical appearance bigger. What would happen if someone with diabetes took injections of steroids?

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The doctor says my son needs prednisone for an ongoing ear infection. I am worried because we have a family history of type 1 diabetes, and I have heard that prednisone can increase blood sugar levels. Can prednisone bring on diabetes in someone who could be incubating it but has not presented with the disease?

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