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My 12 year old son who has had type 1 for a year and a half. He wets the bed almost every night with huge amounts of urine. Does every child with diabetes have sugar in his or her urine? Is that why he is wetting so much at night?

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I am wondering if there is an average life expectancy for an otherwise healthy type 1 diabetic patient.

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My daughter has type 1 diabetes, and she has always had a different smell than my other children. Even though she washes her hair daily, her scalp has a distinct order. I was wondering if this has to do with diabetes. It’s not an offensive order, just a different one. Do children with diabetes have a different smell?

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I have type 2 diabetes, and a lot of the time my cheeks are beet red and hot. Is this a relationship to the diabetes?

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There will be a camp for children with diabetes. Can you give me ideas for some activities geared towards fostering self esteem in children with diabetes?

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Our family had planned to participate in a blood drive at our church, but there was a list of disqualifiers to blood donation, one of which was people with type 1 diabetes who injected insulin from (something like) 1980 to 1996. My daughter began injecting in 1994, and was disappointed by this news. Can you fill us in?

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My two and half year old daughter and our friend’s four and a half year old son have both had diabetes for two years, and my daughter rarely gets ketones whereas the four year old gets moderate to high ketones multiple times a month. Do some kids just get ketones more often than others?

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I have diabetes, and I am worried that there will be loads of people looking after me who don’t really know me! Who is involved in the care of people with diabetes? What do they all do?

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I’m a 19 year old Type 1 (diagnosed at 12). I was wondering if my diabetes could have anything to do with the state of my hair. I had it stripped of colour 4 months ago and then dyed, and in three weeks, I ended up with bright orange hair.

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My brother was diagnosed a few years ago, and I felt like it would have been nice to have someone at the hospital to talk to — for the whole family. I am interested in going back to school to get a Masters in Counseling.

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