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Since her diagnosis with type 1, my daughter has been throwing angry fits and it’s affecting her school. Is this something caused by her taking insulin?

October 9, 2009
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Can NPH insulin make a child become tired and weak in knees even though his blood sugar is 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]?

October 6, 2009
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I am a triathlete. When I reduce my insulin before racing to reduce lows near the end of races, I go too high. On my usual dose, I go low. What do you suggest I do?

October 4, 2009
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I take R and NPH because that’s all I can get in my country. Sometimes I am low. Are there any long term effects of this? When I’m high, is there a way to speed up the action of my insulin?

September 28, 2009
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Sometimes when my blood sugar is low, I lose the feeling around my mouth. Why? What is the difference between human and animal insulin? Does insulin really cause cancer as was reported recently?

August 19, 2009
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What are the side effects of consistently using insulin as a correction to eat whatever you want?

May 30, 2009
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We usually increase our daughter’s Lantus during her cycle and see okay blood sugars. Now, she is in range after lunch, but high before dinner. Why would this be? She is in puberty.

March 16, 2009
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What do you know about an oral insulin called Insupro? Is this safe for my child?

January 9, 2009
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Recently, I have reduced my son’s insulin, but I am seeing a “whacky” pattern of blood sugars. How can I fix this?

December 25, 2008
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Which is the best method of administering mealtime insulin when you encounter a pre meal low?

October 25, 2008
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When I used my pre-filled pen, blood leaked into the pen and mixed with the insulin. Is this normal? Will the insulin still work?

October 20, 2008
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What are the present and future ramifications of refusing insulin with gestational diabetes?

October 20, 2008
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My son’s blood sugars fluctuate from 43 mg/dl [2.4 mmol/L] to 500 mg/dl [27.8 mmol/L] on Humalog 72/25. How can we control his blood sugars better to ensure he has a healthy life?

October 9, 2008
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What would cause an increase in blood sugar levels in response to an increase in insulin when there are no lows prior to elevated blood sugar levels?

October 8, 2008
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Can you help me understand why the doctor has put my daughter on a Humalog-Regular-NPH-Lantus regimen?

October 4, 2008
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On NovoMix 30, my daughter has very elevated afternoon blood sugars. Is there another insulin she can take in the morning to cover her after lunch?

September 17, 2008
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My toddler almost always has a nighttime low around 3 or 4 a.m. and needs treatment. With the proper dose of Lantus, should she be able to sleep through the night?

September 9, 2008
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Does metformin help those with type 1 by making insulin work properly? If I take it, might it lower the amount of insulin I need to take?

August 12, 2008
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Why do I need less insulin during early morning hours? Why do I need less insulin when severely high? Is this common for others with type 1? I have no complications, but feel like I am destined to die young because doctors don’t understand how diabetes affects me.

July 18, 2008
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What is the normal range of insulin that the body produces? When tested for diabetes, my daughter’s insulin level was 3.2, which I thought was a little low.

July 15, 2008
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