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I am a 16 year old female and I have been living with diabetes for eight years. When I turned 12, my blood sugars would stay up no matter what I did. I am doing the best that I can for a 16 year old. When I am under stress, my blood sugar goes up and my doctors yell at me. What can I do to be in more control of my diabetes?

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My almost eight year old son has had type 1 diabetes since the age of four, and my 11 year old daughter was recently (the past three months) diagnosed. What are some ways to help a single mom cope and handle it all? Sometimes the stress is overwhelming.

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My sister’s husband just passed away suddenly, and yesterday when she checked her blood sugar, her monitor read “High”. Is it possible that her blood sugar level could be that high? I am worried about how the loss and stress will affect her since she also has heart trouble.

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Recently, my 10 year old son went through a few days of high blood sugars and increasing his NovoLog or his NPH would not bring his sugars down. Obviously, stress had something to do with his increased levels. Can stress be a large a factor in increasing blood sugars? Why didn’t the increase in insulin counteract the blood sugar levels?

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Despite a lower A1c, my young son is experiencing unpredictable high blood sugars. He also has a higher BUN level and may have a heart murmur. Are these problems because of his diabetes?

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My 19 year old son, who has had type 1 diabetes since age four, was in a car accident recently, and his blood sugar level increased dramatically in a hour. Is this a common response to trauma in this time length?

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What effect does stress have on diabetes and the rise and fall of blood glucose levels?

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My son was diagnosed in October 2004. He is moody, angry, and sad. In recent years, we have moved from the U.S. to Italy, my father died, and my son was diagnosed. Is this an adjustment period? How can we help him?

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My 10 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 4 months ago. She was under a lot of emotional stress at the time. Could this stress trigger the onset of diabetes?

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I have trouble controlling my blood sugar. Anxiety about my injections can make my blood sugar go up. I am also afraid to change the injection sites. What do you recommend?

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