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I’ve had type 1 for 19 years. I have developed posterior subcapsular cataract in both eyes. How long until this affects my vision? Are the results of cataract surgery for people with diabetes generally favorable in the absence of diabetic retinopathy?

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I would like to know how juvenile diabetics fare regarding having normal blood volume.

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Recently, I found out that my daughter is missing six permanent teeth. When I asked about braces, the dentist refused to put them on because my daughter has diabetes, and it would be unsafe for her to have them. I am not sure about that. Are there any dentists who specialize in treating people with diabetes?

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My 16 year old daughter has had type 1 diabetes or two years and is being treated by a doctor at a teaching hospital two hours away. I want to consult a local doctor for my 16 year old, but was told I could not have an initial visit without her. Is this the standard procedure?

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My nine year old son has cystic fibrosis related diabetes mellitus diagnosed last year, and his elementary school requires that students wash lunch room tables two weeks per year. Is it reasonable for me to request that he not wash the tables because of multiple fingerstick sites on his fingers and the questionable sanitary status of this water?

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I have a 21 year old daughter with diabetes, and I heard about a sheet to put over your mattress that will help to give you a hint before you go into a coma. Is are there one? Where can I get one?

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Is type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents taught in medical schools? If so, then can this also be a way that type 2 diabetes can be prevented in children and in adolescents?

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My nine year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last week, and my mother-in-law told me that he would only live about ten years. I was devastated and would like to know if this is true.

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I have heard about “the bag of hope” but I don’t know what it is. I was wondering if you could fill me in?

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I have heard the pancreas has two functions. One is producing insulin. What is the other function?

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