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Are alpha cells affected by the autoimmune response like the beta cells? In other words are they destroyed in the same way?

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My son was diagnosed 1 year ago with Type 1 diabetes. He is still in his honeymoon. We are contemplating a move to Rio de Janeiro and would like to find out the medical capabilities of other countries, specifically Rio, Brazil in our case.

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I am wondering how to handle drinking and diabetes. What is a standard rule for how much insulin to do and what to eat and when, when drinking? I know that it raises your blood sugar then lowers it, but what is advised to do?

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After having blood transfusions, can the blood make your glucose lower?

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My seven year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about a year an a half ago, and his pediatric endocrinologist says ideally he should be seen every three to four months, but his next opening is six months after his last appointment. Is this acceptable, or should we try to find another doctor?

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My 14 year old granddaughter has had type 1 diabetes since she was six years old, and I just recently heard about an insulin dosage calculator wheel that helps determine how much insulin to use. Can you give me any insight into this?

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When testing blood glucose before driving, what should you do if the reading is moderately high?

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Do you think it might be possible for a urinalysis to show positive to alcohol in a person with type 2 diabetes who has with a high blood sugar and who had not had a drink of alcohol?

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Does evening primrose oil raise blood sugar in people with diabetes, or have any other effects in their bodies?

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Our daughter was diagnosed at the age of seven and a half months old with type 1 diabetes. Would this make her one of the youngest in Canada or North America? What is the percentage of children diagnosed at this age?

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