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Behavior from 2001

  1. My 58 year old husband, who has type 2 diabetes, falls flat asleep for one-half to two hours every time he eats. Is this normal? (16 Dec 2001)
  2. Is gastric bypass an accepted and safe procedure for people with diabetes? (22 Nov 2001)
  3. I would like to find out more about the effects on mood and behavior as a result of fluctuating blood sugar levels. (14 Nov 2001)
  4. Anything you can give me on how to get my friend to realize she is slowly killing herself will really help! (2 Nov 2001)
  5. What is your opinion on the relationship between early diagnosis and cognitive impairment? What goal would you be most likely to shoot for? (2 Nov 2001)
  6. My son has recently begun taking candy from other kids during school lunch. What do I do? (29 Oct 2001)
  7. What do you suggest I do about my 13 year old daughter's rebellion? (29 Oct 2001)
  8. My son is depressed, and his doctor told him he is in a partial honeymoon phase, but he also told him that depression isn't a problem during the honeymoon phase. (28 Oct 2001)
  9. I have type 1 diabetes, and I have a 14 year old friend who also has type 1 diabetes and is totally ignoring it. What can I do to help her? (28 Oct 2001)
  10. I am thinking of getting my 14 year old son tested for something along the lines of attention deficit disorder (whatever it is). Would that be a good place to start? (27 Oct 2001)
  11. My six year old is becoming lazy about her diabetes and resists most anything I ask her to do. I'm wondering if most parents experience this. (26 Oct 2001)
  12. My autistic son has diabetes and ADHD. While this doesn't seem to bother him, I don't have the strength to care for him any more. I am melting. (26 Oct 2001)
  13. What should be do for first aid for hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia? (25 Oct 2001)
  14. If I wanted to resume using marijuana again, would there be any problems or side effects with my medications? (25 Oct 2001)
  15. What can I do to help my boyfriend get himself under control? (24 Oct 2001)
  16. My 14 year old son does not always tells the truth about his care. I think he is altering the date and time when he is not taking care of himself and blaming it on a malfunctioning meter. (20 Oct 2001)
  17. I am a 20 year old who has type 1 diabetes, and I have some questions about using alcohol and marijuana. (14 Oct 2001)
  18. My daughter has recently been put on an insulin pump, but since she started, she has been refusing to do blood tests and to read anything that has any connection to food management. (13 Oct 2001)
  19. My best friend recently approached me about trying various designer drugs. Can you give me information on what the added risks are? (9 Oct 2001)
  20. My 50 year partner, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes eight years ago, has had a dramatic personality change since then, and I am sure that there is a physiological reason. (4 Oct 2001)
  21. My daughter is not doing well at all with her diabetes, and since she loves animals, I'm thinking that getting her a cat or dog with diabetes would help. (26 Sep 2001)
  22. My 12 year old grandson, who has type 1 diabetes, behaved inappropriately at a recent holiday dinner, and I was told by my son that we had to expect bad behavior because of his diabetes. (25 Sep 2001)
  23. We want to give our 14 year old daughter her as much independence as we can, but are nervous about her recent decisions regarding her health. (24 Sep 2001)
  24. Are people with diabetes more forgetful and moody, partly because of their highs and low blood sugars? (17 Sep 2001)
  25. My wife (aged 41 years) has is a type 1 diabetes, and since her diagnosis, her sex drive is virtually non-existent. Is this normal? (13 Sep 2001)
  26. My husband refuses to see a physician. He takes his insulin shot before each meal and thinks that is enough to take care of the diabetes. (12 Sep 2001)
  27. What can we tell my niece that will get her to do things the right way and make her understand? (12 Sep 2001)
  28. I have a third grader in my class with type 1 diabetes, and I would appreciate some advice about the impact that diabetes has on behavior in school. (11 Sep 2001)
  29. How, if at all, do anti-depressants affect diabetes? (11 Sep 2001)
  30. If I stop my insulin, what will happen? (11 Sep 2001)
  31. Does diabetes make you mean if your sugar is to high? (6 Sep 2001)
  32. When I smoke marijuana, I get great pains in my chest area and it's hard to talk. Is this because of the diabetes? (28 Aug 2001)
  33. My two and a half year old son has been having nightmares about getting a shot and is more moody about checking his sugars. Is this normal for his age? (24 Aug 2001)
  34. Just one cookie can make my son uncontrollable, even though his blood sugar is normal. Is this normal behavior for a five year old? (24 Aug 2001)
  35. My daughter sometimes forgets to bolus for food, has been snacking, and gaining is weight. Is this a common problem? What should we do? (3 Aug 2001)
  36. Are there any articles out there dedicated to the extreme mood swings of children with diabetes? (2 Aug 2001)
  37. I am having difficulty dealing with my child's oppositional behaviors towards adherence to his treatment (such as dinner time situations of food intake). (7 Jul 2001)
  38. About three after diagnosis, my daughter started experiencing some disturbing symptoms. She's every test imaginable, and her diabetes doctor says it must be depression. (6 Jul 2001)
  39. My friend (5 feet 11 inches, 385 pounds) has just been told he has type 2 diabetes, and drinks, smokes, and gets little exercise. What are his odds? (6 Jul 2001)
  40. My husband, has type 1 diabetes, is currently taking a diabetes pill before meals, and won't take insulin. What should I do ? (3 Jul 2001)
  41. Do the high blood sugars affect ability to toilet train? (3 Jul 2001)
  42. Should I force my wife to see our doctor? (3 Jul 2001)
  43. Is there any evidence that other people with type 1 diabetes have stopped taking insulin without any detrimental effects? (2 Jul 2001)
  44. I need to know what can I do to help me take my insulin. I have seen numerous doctors for this, but no one seems to understand. I need help. (30 Jun 2001)
  45. I am wondering if you have any information relating to diabetes and suicide. (11 Jun 2001)
  46. My wife has quit taking medication and will not monitor her condition. What can I do to help her? (9 Jun 2001)
  47. You simply told a 19 year old to stop taking drugs. Why don't you help him or point him in the right direction to find out the information he requested? (4 Jun 2001)
  48. Would high blood sugars in excess of 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L] before bedtime cause my two year old to be more hyperactive and not want to go to sleep? (25 May 2001)
  49. My 23 year old boyfriend has type 1 diabetes and is very out of control right now so I am concerned. How can he get his diabetes more regulated? (9 May 2001)
  50. My eight year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about three months ago, and now he has started not eating and will not eat at times. (7 May 2001)
  51. My sister's current behavior causes me concern that she is again engaging in some destructive behavior and trying to hide it. (3 May 2001)
  52. Some times I get mad at anything for no good reason. Is it part of low or high sugar? Is there anything I can do to help it? (3 May 2001)
  53. Have you ever run across a child who suffers from behavioral issues due to hypoglycemia? (2 May 2001)
  54. My 23 year old daughter has been a type 1 diabetes for 18 years, and I found out last year she is a drug addict and an alcoholic. (2 May 2001)
  55. Can you guide me in the direction of information about the emotional aspects of being a preadolescent with diabetes? (26 Apr 2001)
  56. Does diabetes have anything to do with my fifteen year old's sleep pattern? (18 Apr 2001)
  57. My friend thinks she might be anorexic. She won't tell her mom, and she's not sure what to do. Do you have any suggestions? (13 Apr 2001)
  58. Can the blood sugar level be controlled in a school-age child who does not want to do work in class and uses sickness to get out of doing work? (12 Apr 2001)
  59. My 14 year old stepson lies about his blood sugars, but my wife says that we cannot discipline him for his deception. (10 Apr 2001)
  60. Will I end up with a unsociable child because of diabetes? (10 Apr 2001)
  61. Must I sit back and allow my 18 year old son to self-destruct? (9 Apr 2001)
  62. My seven year old daughter has been making comments a lot lately about not wanting to live. Should I seek professional counseling for her? (26 Mar 2001)
  63. Is my granddaughter's reaction to being diagnosed and getting her blood sugar stabilized normal? (26 Mar 2001)
  64. I have been reluctant to mention weight issues to my son because of concern with unwittingly precipitating an eating disorder. How can I help him ? (18 Mar 2001)
  65. Could my daughter's night terrors be linked with her diabetes? What can we do to help her? (11 Mar 2001)
  66. My daughter doesn't feel the need to take care of herself if I'm not standing over her telling her what to do. What can I do with her? (9 Mar 2001)
  67. Since diagnosis, my son has had problems in school, but in controlled situations, such as pitching a baseball game, his concentration is incredible. (6 Mar 2001)
  68. How do you cope with erratic blood sugars and the related mood swings? (5 Mar 2001)
  69. How can I help my wife take better care of herself? (1 Mar 2001)
  70. My mother has taken to not eating and has lost a lot of weight. We live far apart, and I can't get to her dietitian to get some advice. Can you help? (1 Mar 2001)
  71. I need to do something about my 14 year old son who has diabetes and is really finding a big problem with it. He hates being sick all the time. (27 Feb 2001)
  72. Would a pump be better since I am active and busy and on the go all the time? (25 Feb 2001)
  73. How dangerous is my 88 year mother's situation? (25 Feb 2001)
  74. I was told my 19 year old son is using marijuana, but he has had negative blood tests. Does the insulin play any part in a negative blood test results? (25 Feb 2001)
  75. My daughter has never really been in control. Now, does not want to do the finger prick tests and is really depressed. (18 Feb 2001)
  76. My nine year old son knows what he can have, but he is always sneaking sweets, especially at school. (18 Feb 2001)
  77. I am very concerned because my 14 year old daughter seems to be too involved with her diabetes. (18 Feb 2001)
  78. What is the connection is between diabetes and depression? Does diabetes change the serotonin levels in your body? (13 Feb 2001)
  79. Most of my nephew's readings are so high they don't register on the monitors, but his doctor does not seem to be too worried. (9 Feb 2001)
  80. My nine year old daughter's blood sugar levels are now up and down and harder to control. (7 Feb 2001)
  81. Can high sugar levels cause a child to be hyperactive and talk a lot? (5 Feb 2001)
  82. I cannot get my 12 year old's Hemoglobin A1c below 12% Is there someone out there she can talk to or help the whole family out? (5 Feb 2001)
  83. Can mood swings, manic episodes and depression be caused by the diabetes instead of mental illness? Do diabetes and bipolar disorder effect each other? (3 Feb 2001)
  84. I have recently been diagnosed with hypoglycemia and anorexia and have a lot of cravings for high carb/sugary foods. How can I curb this habit? (30 Jan 2001)
  85. Can you explain some of the complications that occur with unregulated sugar levels? (23 Jan 2001)
  86. I was given much more autonomy around my health and diabetes care. Since that time, I have been noncompliant and cannot seem to get on track. (23 Jan 2001)
  87. My 16 year old daughter is tired of doing good management. What can I do to help move her out of this place of complacency? (18 Jan 2001)
  88. My daughter has type 1 diabetes and is also on Ritalin. Her behavior is bad and she doesn't listen. Does all this play a major role in her behavior? (18 Jan 2001)
  89. Our 10 year old is giving us a very hard time about checking sugars and getting insulin shots. Is this normal? Should she talk to a counselor? (16 Jan 2001)
  90. I am on the verge of giving up because I cannot control my diabetes, and the more it goes wrong, the more I withdraw from life. (14 Jan 2001)
  91. A 13 year old refused to come to her last doctor's appointment, and her mother came alone. Do you have any suggestions? (10 Jan 2001)
  92. My grandson's diabetes is out of control, and so is he. He's very angry and needs help. Where can I go? What can I do? (8 Jan 2001)

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