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When a large (11 pound), macrosomic, plethoric (resembling the infant of a diabetic mother) baby is born to a mother without diabetes, what is the reason?

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In order to qualify for the CDE designation, must you have a Bachelor’s degree? I am currently going to get my RN next summer and I should have my LPN here in a month.

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My eight year son has had diabetes for almost two years. All of my family is saying that I treat him like a baby, and although I know that this is true, I feel like I need to protect him now more than ever. Who knows what and when anything could happen. Am I wrong to do this?

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My seven year old has had type 1 diabetes for a year, his A1c’s have ranged from 4.4-7.0%, and his blood sugars 4 to 8 mmol/L [72- 144 mg/dl] on twice daily Mixtard. Nobody in our family has diabetes. Is there any possibility my son is cured? If so, for how long?

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We are a home health agency and every year we have flu clinics. What is the protocol for teens ages 15-18 to receive flu serum?

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Our son had pancreatic surgery for a suspected insulinoma. The surgeon removed about half of the pancreas. Could you tell me why pathology was unable to identify an insulinoma in the surgically removed part?

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My grandmother had type 2 diabetes. Can you please explain the waist to hip ratio?

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I want to change my career into an area in which I can help children with diabetes. My background encompasses engineering, construction, machinery, and sports. To go back to school would be no problem, even at my age of 41.

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I am 11 years old and have diabetes. Can I still produce insulin after a few years?

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My 16 year old son has acne. The doctor has discussed treating him with Accutane. I have read that there is a possibility of developing diabetes after using Accutane. Would the risk outweigh the benefits of this treatment?

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