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I am a community paediatrician. I’m looking for a web-site that I can print out and give to a nine-year-old diabetic boy, explaining to him how to look after his type 1 diabetes.

May 28, 1999
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My 22 year old daughter (diagnosed with diabetes at age 11) is 6 1/2 months pregnant. She doesn’t feel the baby move very much. Do you have any idea why she wouldn’t feel the movements?

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My daughter has had type 1 for 17 years and began to have difficulty controlling her diabetes when she began puberty. We think that the estrogen and progesterone are causing this problem and want to know of a safe way to mute them. We are considering Depo-Provera.

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I delivered a baby boy several days ago. He was delivered at 37 weeks as I had been diagnosed with both pregnancy-induced hypertension and gestational diabetes with multiple complications. Since birth, his blood sugars has been unstable ranging anywhere from 24 to 78.

May 28, 1999
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Is there any serious research going on to find the cause and the cure for diabetes? I am seeing more and more people I know contracting diabetes. I am a Type 2 diabetic myself, and every day more and more of my friends and acquaintances are contracting.

May 28, 1999
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I am a 19 year old type 1 diabetic. I am thinking about going on the depo injection (for birth control) and I am wondering if this is possible with my diabetes, as the local health nurse has expressed some concerns.

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I’m a mother of a 14 year old boy who was diagnosed 6 years ago with Type 1. I’ve read in the newspaper about Actus which is supposed to be a good help for diabetes. Please could you explain me what that is?

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Is there a possibility of diabetes mellitus in pregnancy precipitating diabetes insipidus?

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My husband, age forty, has Type 1. He has had the disease for 15 years. Should his physician be prescribing the new drug repaglinide (Prandin) since he is a Type 1 diabetic taking two shots a day of 70/30 insulin?

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In order to achieve good control one must have a near normal HbA1c. But, HbA1c reflects only the mean glucose level during the past three months. Is there another parameter one can use to check if his glucose levels are not varying too much?

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I am a grandmother of a little girl who was diagnosed at the age of 3. I have rheumatoid arthritis and in the course of my treatment, it was recommended that I not use aspartame as a sweetener, as it is really a poison.

May 27, 1999
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Since being diagnosed a month ago with Type 1 diabetes, our 13-year-old son has really been terrific watching his food intake, monitoring himself and accepting his twice a day shoots. How do we stress the importance of tight control without dashing his hopes for a cure?

May 27, 1999
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My 3 year old daughter was diagnosed at 13 months of age. Several weeks ago, her pediatrician prescribed prednisilone to reduce swelling so the fluid could drain from her ears. This immediately sent her blood glucose levels soaring into the 300s!

May 27, 1999
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My fiance has had hives for about a year. Sometimes they are very severe. She has been tested for just about everything on the planet, except for diabetes.

May 27, 1999
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We have a 5 year old son with type 1 diabetes, diagnosed about 2 and 1/2 years ago. All in all I think his control is relatively good, his last HBA1c was 7.2. However, he still has wide variations in his numbers.

May 27, 1999
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My 6 year old grandson was diagnosed last week with Type 1. He has to take two shots a day. How long does it take for his sugar to level off?

May 25, 1999
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What prevents non-diabetics from having hypoglycemic reactions?

May 25, 1999
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