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My 13 year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes four years ago, and about 18 months later, he was diagnosed with ADHD and began taking medications for that. Sometimes, he takes an ADHD medication “holiday”, and then he needs about 30% more insulin. What is it about the ADHD medications that makes this difference?

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My mother, who has been taking Actos and Actonel, started experiencing various symptoms. Are these reactions due to Actos or Actonel, or the mixing of both?

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My son’s family doctor won’t give him a referral to an endocrinologist, claiming he is qualified to care for my son’s diabetes. He has prescribed Lotensin for him. What is this drug?

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Should a young adult with type 1 diabetes be on ACE inhibitors as a precaution even if there is no kidney disease present?

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Does diabetes affect your growth? I have poor control since I’m on growth hormones. What will make it easier for me to control my blood sugar?

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Do you know of any anti-psychotic drugs that would not lead to weight gain or increased blood sugars?

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I’ve had type 1 for 10 years. Recently, after stopping L-thyroxine, I’ve been having pains in the joints of my fingers and toes and very cold hands and feet. Could this be the beginning of neuropathy or is it from stopping the medication?

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Do you know of any documentation or studies on the effects of steroids on blood glucose control? I am looking for information I can include in my appeal for a CGM.

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The endocrinologist recommended my son use mini-glucagon to help maintain his blood sugars during a 3 mile run. Is this the best way to prevent a low? He usually reduces his basal insulin and consumes extra carbohydrates, but still goes low.

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