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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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My daughter had an elevated blood sugar that was determined to be caused by a bladder infection. But, we were given a meter to check her any way. At home, she has had both highs and lows, but is asymptomatic for diabetes. What is your opinion?

October 11, 2018
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Diagnosed at age three, my older teen has necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum. Is it related to blood sugars? Are there any new therapies to improve or eradicate it?

October 2, 2018
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Just after her diagnosis with diabetes, my daughter began to have involuntary jerks of her upper body. She is non-verbal, unable to explain what she is experiencing. What might be causing them?

August 28, 2018
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My young daughter has some diabetes symptoms, including slightly elevated blood sugars, fruity breath, and sweet smelling urine. These symptoms first occurred during an illness two years ago, but they passed. What are your thoughts?

August 27, 2018
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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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Does infusion site location affect the delivery of insulin? My daughter just had a weekend of lows after moving her pump site from her arm to her abdomen.

March 13, 2018
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My young teen daughter’s eyebrows are thinning. How can we help them grow? Is this because of her diabetes?

March 13, 2018
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My teen daughter has been drinking and urinating a lot for about a month. Her A1c was 42, which I read was pre-diabetes. Should I be concerned that it could it be diabetes?

January 31, 2018
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Following an illness, my daughter’s blood sugar has been variable at home. She tested negative for antibodies. What could be causing her erratic blood sugars?

January 17, 2018
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My daughter has been on a limited sugar diet at the recommendation of a clinic. Her blood sugars are often in the 70s mg/dl [3.9 to 4.4 mmol/L], but she has been over 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L] as well. Three doctors will not refer her to an endocrinologist. What do you suggest?

December 23, 2017
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Both my dad and I have type 1. Though asymptomatic, my toddler daughter seems to have blood sugar spikes with certain foods, such as grapes. She is overweight. Is her weight causing the spikes? Should I be concerned that she is showing signs of type 1? What should I do?

August 24, 2017
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Our adult daughter, whose diabetes has been described, as “different,” has roller coaster blood sugars and will not take advice about how to have better blood sugar management. What do you recommend we do to help her?

August 24, 2017
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Despite following a low carbohydrate diet, my granddaughter’s blood sugar are consistently elevated. Could she be insulin resistant?

August 24, 2017
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My toddler has had excessive thirst and urination, but urine and blood tests were normal. I am concerned due to a family history of diabetes. What do you think?

July 13, 2017
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My daughter has developed hives at her pump sites. Neither the allergist nor the endocrinologist has any advice. What do you suggest?

May 17, 2017
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