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What should I do when an injection leaks out?

November 12, 2020
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Recently diagnosed, my nephew’s blood sugars are still elevated. He is taking Mixtard twice daily. What do you advise?

September 17, 2020
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My 12-year-old daughter has had elevated blood sugars. The doctor believes she may have diabetes. Is there anything we can do to prevent her diagnosis? I am currently giving her a low carbohydrate diet and checking her blood sugar four times a day

September 2, 2020
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After switching to NovoLog, I had itching and hard pump sites. I have similar issues with Novo Nordisk insulins on MDI. I could not use Afrezza either. Both my new allergist and my endocrinologist are mystified. What are your thoughts?

September 2, 2020
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After 14 years on Actrapid and Insulatard, I am switching to NovoRapid and Lantus, at the advice of my clinic. I have read that Lantus is unsafe and may be a risk for cancer. Is it safe to use?

August 25, 2020
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Taken to the Emergency Room with a racing heart and shaking, my young daughter had a low blood sugar and ketones. Her TSH was also slightly elevated. Did the elevated TSH cause the hypoglycemia or could she have ketotic hypoglycemia?

August 25, 2020
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My young daughter has had fruity smelling breath for a long time, but no other symptoms. Blood sugar checks at home are in range

August 4, 2020
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My relative with Addison’s has been experiencing blood sugars up to 14 mmol/L (252 mg/dl) and was put on metformin. Given her GAD antibody results, I wonder if she has type 1 diabetes. Are the elevated numbers from her steroids?

August 4, 2020
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After 68 years of good control, my blood sugars are elevated. Is it from the stress of the COVID-19 surge or repeated use of injection sites?

August 3, 2020
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My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 after bronchitis, steroids, and antibiotics. Though I was told the virus was the trigger, could her diagnosis have been related to chemicals used by nearby farms or any pesticides or cleaners I have used at home? How do we know how long she has had antibodies?

July 21, 2020
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After several surgeries, my daughter had several symptoms of type 1. Her A1c and random blood sugar were normal when checked by our family doctor. Could her symptoms be related to stress or steroids she had to take? Should we check her at home?

July 21, 2020
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I had chicken pox when pregnant and my son was born with strep B. Could either of these be linked to his weak immune system and his developing type 1?

July 6, 2020
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Of our three children, two have type 1 diabetes and one has rheumatoid arthritis and her own child with type 1 diabetes. How can two healthy people have three children and one grandchild with autoimmune diseases?

May 21, 2020
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My child has slightly elevated blood glucose readings, some symptoms of diabetes. Her A1c was normal, 5.3. Does she have early signs of diabetes? Should I be concerned?

May 21, 2020
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How long can a very newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic survive without insulin?

April 25, 2020
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I cannot get any Lansulin R, so I am switching to a Novolog FlexPen, which is an animal insulin. Is anything bad going to happen to me?

April 23, 2020
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Our toddler grandson, diagnosed less than a year ago, experiences low blood sugars within minutes of activity at a park or playground. Although we treat him, he becomes irritable and we have to leave. What should we use to treat the lows so that he can continue to enjoy the outdoors?

March 31, 2020
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How long can a type 1 diabetic go without insulin?

March 24, 2020
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My daughter, who uses a Medtronic 670G pump, wants to get a CGM. The Dexcom G6 has been recommended, though I understand the G6 cannot communicate with the 670G. Why would the G6 have been recommended over the Medtronic CGM?

March 10, 2020
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I accidentally gave myself Lantus this morning instead of Victoza. What is going to happen?

February 27, 2020
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