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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Should we be dosing for the antibiotic our daughter is taking for a sinus infection? Her blood sugar has been elevated despite adjusting her insulin to carbohydrate ratio.

March 26, 2017
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My daughter’s school keeps marking her absences “unexcused” when she is out ill or is sent home with high blood sugars. Are they allowed to do this?

March 14, 2017
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I have one daughter with type 1 and one with JIA and Ehler-Danlos. I have PCOS and their father has hemochromatosis. Should I have my second daughter’s GAD tested? Is she at higher risk for type 1 diabetes?

March 14, 2017
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I’ve had type 1 for 19 years. I have developed posterior subcapsular cataract in both eyes. How long until this affects my vision? Are the results of cataract surgery for people with diabetes generally favorable in the absence of diabetic retinopathy?

March 14, 2017
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My grandson had a seizure in the middle of the night that scared us all. How do we prevent this from happening again? I cannot sleep, fear a repeat incident.

March 14, 2017
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Just diagnosed, my teen daughter’s blood work indicated high GAD, extremely high Anti-thyroid Peroxidase AB and high Thyroglobulin. Are these related to type 1 or some other disease?

February 15, 2017
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After unusual consumption of water, I took my daughter to the doctor. Her urine was positive for glucose, but her A1c was fine. She is scheduled to be re-checked in June. Should I be concerned or just wait until then?

February 15, 2017
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At the hospital, my young daughter’s blood sugar was 11 mmol/L [200 mg/dl] with 0.5 ketones. The nurse was not concerned about diabetes, but I am. Can dehydration cause a high blood glucose with ketones?

January 10, 2017
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