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I took my five-year-old to the doctor for frequent headaches, increased thirst, and clumsiness. She gave me a monitor and said to check his blood sugar and return later to discuss the findings because the facility we visited would not perform a glucose tolerance test on a young child. Can you give me more information?

June 10, 2019
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I neglected to give my son his Lantus last night, gave him repeated doses of long acting insulin for high blood sugars. What do I do about the missing Lantus dose? What happens if he does not get any Lantus?

April 25, 2019
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Where can I donate unused supplies, such as insulin?

April 15, 2019
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How do I apply for accommodations with the College Board for my granddaughter?

April 15, 2019
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Recently diagnosed, our daughter’s blood sugars remain over 250 mg/dl [13.9 mmol/L], eating 50 to 60 grams of carbohydrates with each meal. She likes to snack throughout the day. Can I give her six small meals/snacks throughout the day?

March 25, 2019
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Recently diagnosed, my son has had headaches, nausea, stomach pain, blurred vision, and dizzy spells, with negative ketones. The endocrinologist and pediatrician say it is just his body adjusting to his treatment plan. What do you think this could be?

March 25, 2019
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My teen granddaughter has been in DKA multiple times, life-flighted several times, near death. She is very depressed. Please help me find a facility where she can go for help.

March 21, 2019
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My daughter has had fruity smelling breath and urine ketones, which do not last, but normal or lower blood sugars. She has been losing weight despite eating some large meals. With her symptoms, should we get a blood glucose meter for home? What kind of tests should we consider? And, what type of doctor should we find?

March 13, 2019
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My granddaughter was recently diagnosed with type 1. She is going to resume her part-time job at a small grocery store. How does she handle disclosing her T1D to her employer and getting breaks as needed at work.

March 6, 2019
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Two-year, 11-month-old little girl in emergency care, fever and vomiting over the past 48 hours. Physical exam: Lethargic, ketone breath, urine tests: glucose +++, ketonic bodies ++, leukocytes +++, nitrites ++, blood sugar 220 mg/dl, leukycytosis with left deviation, and elevated CRP. Why does she have ketotic breath? What lifestyle should I recommend them? What type of nursing care or specific recommendations should I offer to my patient?

February 26, 2019
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I found out I was a diabetic when I turn 38 and now that I am 40 I was wondering how long can I go without giving myself insulin before it takes a bad turn.

February 16, 2019
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My daughter (one-year-old at the time) presented in the ER with a blood sugar of 36 mg/dl, and ketones in her blood. They gave her glucose via IV, and her blood sugar jumped to 200 mg/dl. She was fighting the flu, and was also dehydrated. What could all of this mean?

February 13, 2019
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I am currently in the process to adopt a sibling group from Latvia. The girl, who is 11 has type 1 diabetes. I am looking to find where I get educated and training on how to care for a child with this type of diabetes. Is there any online class where I can get any type of certification as proof of training, that I can submit to Latvia?

February 13, 2019
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Where do you get the diluent for Novolog? Can you use the same for Humalog?

February 5, 2019
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My teen son required several treatments for a low blood sugar two days ago. Since then, his blood sugars have been running higher than our usual tight control. Does this signify the end of the honeymoon?

January 21, 2019
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The school wants me to get a watch with alarms for my daughter, to remind her when to check her blood sugar. I feel this is too much responsibility for an eight-year-old. What do other schools do?

December 14, 2018
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My toddler drinks and urinates a lot. She also perspires heavily. Should I have her tested for diabetes?

December 12, 2018
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I am a school nurse and have a student who has been “sneaking food” and lying about it. Do you have any advice how to educate him about the dangers of this behavior?

November 29, 2018
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In addition to diabetes and celiac, my son has an allergy to peanuts and three antibiotics. Despite vaccinations, he has not developed immunity. Have you heard of this before? I am planning to discuss this with an immunologist.

November 1, 2018
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After she had various symptoms, I was told to monitor my daughter’s blood sugar levels, which have varied, with increases after eating. The hospital suggested ketotic hypoglycaemia, but is it possible she has early type 1 diabetes? We are waiting for antibody test results.

October 28, 2018
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