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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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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.

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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 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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I am 37 years old and have had Type 2 diabetes for about 3 years. Can I be a diabetic become normal again?

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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 am a 38 year old female and have a six year old with diabetes. I have hypothyroidism and take thyroid pills daily. Today I was having the shakes and felt “low”. I checked my blood sugar and it was only 65. Should I be concerned and have this checked out?

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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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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.

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