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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?

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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?

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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.

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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?

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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).

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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I’m a type 1, diagnosed nearly two years ago at age 33. My problem is that the amount of Ultralente I require seems to vary a lot. What could be causing this?

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I am a 29 year old male with hypertension, low thyroid, epilepsy, and bipolar disorder, and was diagnosed one month ago with diabetes. What long term problems can I expect with the diabetes in relation to my other health problems?

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In December 1998, my 21 month daughter was diagnosed with Ketoacidosis Hypoglycemia. She has been hospitalized once a month since then. Is there anything I can do to stop these frequent visits to the hospital?

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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?

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

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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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My daughter, age 34 months, has been vomiting on and off over the past month. There is a strong family history of diabetes on both sides.

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