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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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For my teen son, meal boluses via his pump lead to high blood sugars, which do not occur if he injects insulin using a flex pen. Why is there such a difference?

August 8, 2018
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Our specialist has suggested Toujeo for our eight-year-old, but it looks like it has not been tested in children. What are the consequences of using it? What is a better alternative?

July 25, 2018
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My granddaughter seems to be using too much insulin, cannot get a refill. Her doctor has said she uses too much insulin. I am trying to understand more about diabetes. Why does it matter how many carbohydrates she consumes if the insulin covers it?

July 6, 2018
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Is it okay for a child to get Lantus only, as long as she is eating healthy and maintaining good blood sugar control? Does she need Actrapid for meals? She was diagnosed six years ago.

November 22, 2016
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My nephew’s blood sugar drops very low for a couple of days, then goes up, so he needs insulin. Tests have not explained why he has this repeating pattern. What are your thoughts?

May 5, 2016
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For my son’s Omnipod, what duration of insulin action (DIA) do you recommend?

March 14, 2016
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Recently diagnosed, we keep reducing our toddler’s insulin to prevent lows. If we continue to reduce it, might this stress his remaining pancreatic function?

January 13, 2016
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My fasting and post dinner blood sugars are elevated. I take Actrapid and Insulatard. Can you advise me about what I should do?

July 1, 2015
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Diagnosed at 11 months, should my son have testing for the Kir6.2 mutation? What type of insulin should he be getting? Should we consider a pump or stick with injections? How can I continue to breastfeed him?

September 17, 2014
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My daughter has been running high both in mornings and evenings. She is on Humulin 70/30. What do you recommend? My youngest son was just diagnosed, but I don’t want to start him on insulin. What should I do?

May 11, 2014
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What does one do if insulin doses are reversed–short acting instead of long acting and vice versa?

February 26, 2014
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How important is pre-bolusing?

January 24, 2014
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Because her blood sugars are often in range, could our daughter have type 2, not type 1? How do we know if she is still producing insulin? Is it safe to stop insulin for 24 hours to see what her “natural” blood sugar is?

June 10, 2013
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Is it possible my 12-year-old daughter has a sensitivity to insulin? She has experienced several abnormalities since going on insulin.

October 31, 2012
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Our child’s insulin is stored in the refrigerator until opened. With the storms and extended power outage in our area, what is considered safe for insulin storage?

July 26, 2012
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When does the extended dose start working? Is it immediately or one hour after the bolus?

July 25, 2012
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My daughter has been ill twice recently and I’ve had to increase her insulin significantly. Should I be concerned? Is there anything you recommend I do?

January 3, 2012
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After two years on Lantus and Apidra, my daughter’s blood sugars are usually elevated. Adjusting the Apidra by a unit causes either highs or lows and I am at a loss. Are her insulin doses not commensurate to her needs/weight?

June 21, 2011
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Here, in Colombia, I can get only one vial of lispro per month, but I may need to use more to combat highs. Can I use Regular for the times I run out of lispro?

March 4, 2011
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