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My granddaughter is 6 years old. She is in the middle of a custody battle. I have found that she is having more and more problems controlling her blood sugars.

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I have type 1 diabetes. My blood sugars are running between 1.4 and 33.4 mmol/L [25.2 and 601. 2 mg/dl] or more. I have a lot of course work to do at school, and because of this, stress levels have increased. Could my increased stress levels be affecting my blood sugars?

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How does stress affect children with diabetes? Does it have a part in sugar levels changing so rapidly?

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My five year old son has type 1 diabetes. During times of positive stress, he seems to run his blood sugar into the ground. He has been so low at times that we have skipped the evening shot completely, fed him extra carbs and still had him wake up low. Any experiences with this?

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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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