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My 65 year old mom has had diabetes for about 5 or 7 years. She says you can reuse a single-use needle over and over. I want to know what risks she is taking and how do you care for the needle if you really have to reuse it?

June 1, 1999
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A research programme has just been launched within the Nordic countries. Newspaper articles connected with this news say that 50 percent of all diabetics will experience complications later in life. Is the 50 percent probability correct in general?

June 1, 1999
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My 5 year old daughter has been having ketones in her urine for the past 6 weeks. We have been to see her endocrinologist and our family doctor, neither of who has found the reason why she is having the ketones.

May 31, 1999
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I have the computer game Xylo by the Starbright Foundation to teach my 7 year old child. Have you found computer education helpful for kids, or is it better to receive one-on-one education if they are newly diagnosed?

May 31, 1999
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My friend has Type 1 diabetes. She is complaining of tiredness a lot and occasionally she gets chest pains. Should I be worried about this?

May 31, 1999
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Are non-invasive monitors going to be available soon?

May 31, 1999
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My 17 year old friend wants to start using steroids. He is diabetic, but not the real serious kind. I wanted to know, if he does start taking steroids, will they have any effect on his diabetes?

May 30, 1999
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I have heard of reports that the UK has approved a nasal insulin application, available in lieu of injections. Could you please give me any information or details on this?

May 30, 1999
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My son, who is 24, out of nowhere had blood sugar readings of 450 into 500. He was admitted into the hospital and insulin tratment was started. Is it normal for diabetes to onset with such high readings with no warning?

May 29, 1999
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I have a 14 year old brother (type 1) who cannot resist the temptations of chocolate or sweets. He has recently had an episode of DKA but this still does not stop him from eating sugary foods.

May 29, 1999
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It seems that I have to take rather a lot of insulin, 15 units with meal of Humalog, and eating approx 60 grams of carb. Is this normal?

May 29, 1999
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We found out that my 8 year old brother had diabetes about a year ago. Could you tell me if there is anywhere on the web that I could sign up for a newsletter that could be mailed to my mother so she can get more information on these disease?

May 29, 1999
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I am 27 years old and am now pregnant with my third child. I was 16 weeks when the doctor discovered that I have gestational diabetes. Today my doctor informed me that if I tryed to go natural, that I would have to face the possibilty of my uterus rupturing.

May 29, 1999
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My husband has diffuse peripheral demyelinating, axonal polyneuropathy. He had a GTT and results showed 59 mg. Is he hypoglycemic? If so, could this have anything to do with the neuropathy?

May 29, 1999
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I am 39 years old and have had Type 1 for 9 years. About 5 years ago I developed an underactive thyroid. Before my thyroid condition was diagnosed I put on a lot of weight. I’ve tried the low-fat diet without any success and now I want to try the Protein Power diet (low carbohydrate).

May 29, 1999
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My 4 year old son was diagnosed 6 weeks ago. At this point we are not counting the carbohydrates he’s eating but we are providing healthy meals and snacks at the same time each day. Any suggestions on what we can do to keep his levels more consistent?

May 29, 1999
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My friend’s daughter has had Type 1 diabetes for a couple of years now, and now she has developed antigens against insulin. They have not been able during this time to get her insulin doses stable.

May 29, 1999
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I am a 31 year old woman. My only health problem prior to diabetes was frequent kidney stones for which I took hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). I am wondering whether the HCTZ could have caused the diabetes.

May 29, 1999
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I am 19 and was diagnosed with type I diabetes at 2 1/2 years of age. All of the information I’ve read about pregnancy says that my A1c should be in the 6-7% range. What if it is in the 9% range?

May 29, 1999
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My 10 year old son has had diabetes since he was 6 years old. I have an extremely hard time getting good control of his blood sugar. It’s like a roller coaster: if it’s not high, it’s low.

May 29, 1999
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