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Recently diagnosed with type 1, my daughter also has Down Syndrome. Could her metabolic rate be affecting the efficacy of the insulin? Should she be examined on a different “level” because of the Down Syndrome?

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Since yesterday, my toddler has been under 150 mg/dl [8.3 mmol/L] despite no short acting insulin. She does not appear to be ill. What else could cause such lows?

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Can I take a protein supplement without having any diabetes problems, i.e. no reduction in blood sugars? I want to use them to help with my weight lifting.

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Has any research been done on breathalyzer meters as an alternative to regular meters that take blood samples?

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My child’s doctor says the OneTouch Ultra is more accurate than the Freestyle Flash, which I prefer for its nightlight. What is your opinion?

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My stepson’s caregivers have told me I cannot take him swimming in any lakes because foot injuries could be bad for him. Are small cuts really that bad?

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How important is it to keep a log of carbohydrates eaten to determine blood sugar patterns? Our son was diagnosed in mid-December and we are still in the learning process.

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We were told at a diabetes fair that a One Touch Meter is more accurate than the Freedom Lite we have been using for our grandson. Which is better? We use the Lite because we are uninsured and can get a discount on strips.

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Is there something to keep in the car that will be able to be seen if there is a accident of any sort that will tell people that our daughter has type 1 diabetes, if were are not able to help?

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I am taking an online UCSF course about diabetes, but I find parts of the texts too advanced. Can you explain the results of my son’s antibodies tests?

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