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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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My daughter (one-year-old at the time) presented in the ER with a blood sugar of 36 mg/dl, and ketones in her blood. They gave her glucose via IV, and her blood sugar jumped to 200 mg/dl. She was fighting the flu, and was also dehydrated. What could all of this mean?

February 13, 2019
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I am currently in the process to adopt a sibling group from Latvia. The girl, who is 11 has type 1 diabetes. I am looking to find where I get educated and training on how to care for a child with this type of diabetes. Is there any online class where I can get any type of certification as proof of training, that I can submit to Latvia?

February 13, 2019
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Where do you get the diluent for Novolog? Can you use the same for Humalog?

February 5, 2019
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My teen son required several treatments for a low blood sugar two days ago. Since then, his blood sugars have been running higher than our usual tight control. Does this signify the end of the honeymoon?

January 21, 2019
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The school wants me to get a watch with alarms for my daughter, to remind her when to check her blood sugar. I feel this is too much responsibility for an eight-year-old. What do other schools do?

December 14, 2018
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My toddler drinks and urinates a lot. She also perspires heavily. Should I have her tested for diabetes?

December 12, 2018
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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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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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