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Behavior from 2004

  1. My son was recently diagnosed and put on N and NovoLog. He has since been much more fidgety in school. Could this be caused by the insulin? (30 Dec 2004)
  2. To achieve better control, I am testing 10 to 20 times a day. Is there any way I can feel more comfortable with my diabetes and not test as much? (24 Dec 2004)
  3. Is there any research on behaviors in diabetic children when they are out of range and its effect on school performance? (22 Dec 2004)
  4. How can I control my son's behavior at school? He is defiant, has mood swings and can't keep his hands to himself. His blood sugars are either high or low. (22 Dec 2004)
  5. Where can I find books or a strategy to get my teenaged daughter motivated to take care of her diabetes? (22 Dec 2004)
  6. My son has been wetting his bed recently. There's no correlation to his blood sugars. Could it be related to the many changes he has incurred this year? (23 Nov 2004)
  7. Is it possible for a diabetic to be unable to recognize a low blood sugar? How can a diabetic be unable to wake up during the night when they are low? (17 Nov 2004)
  8. My young teen daughter has been having a lot of mood swings. Sometimes her blood sugars are fine, sometimes not. Is this common? (16 Nov 2004)
  9. My teen son is non-compliant with all aspects of diabetes. Where can I find a chat room to talk with parents of older diabetics? (12 Nov 2004)
  10. How do blood sugars affect behavior? Do they affect someone more when their blood sugar is low or when it's high? (11 Nov 2004)
  11. My son hasn't checked his blood sugar in six months and often injects an hour after eating. How can I convince him to be more diligent with his care? (7 Nov 2004)
  12. One of my students was recently diagnosed with type 1. He is often violent, defiant and non-complaint. Could high blood sugars be the cause? (6 Nov 2004)
  13. My daughter is depressed about her diabetes. She is also eating without taking insulin. How can I convince her to follow the rules about diabetes and eating? (30 Oct 2004)
  14. My teenaged daughter is "sick of diabetes" and has not been testing regularly. What can I do if she won't help herself? (20 Oct 2004)
  15. My daughter witnessed a seizure at camp and panics every time her blood sugar is under 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]. Do you have any advice? (20 Oct 2004)
  16. My child has sudden mood changes. Is this common in children with diabetes? (19 Oct 2004)
  17. My teen daughter has not been testing her blood sugar and skipping insulin to lose weight. What should I do? (19 Oct 2004)
  18. My son has type 1 and PTSD. He has good days and bad, mentally and physically. I am totally worn out and frustrated. What should I do? (11 Oct 2004)
  19. My 20 year old son has had diabetes since he was 10 months old. Now, he won't check his blood sugar before his injections. How can we get him to test? (12 Sep 2004)
  20. I'm having a problem with getting up and taking my insulin injections. I am still in denial. What should I do? (31 Aug 2004)
  21. Today, my teen daughter was combative and uncooperative. Assuming she was low, we gave her glucagon. Afterwards, she didn't recall the incident. Is this normal? (29 Aug 2004)
  22. My 13 year old daughter is manipulating her insulin to lose weight. She has been in DKA several times. How can I get her to be more compliant? (22 Aug 2004)
  23. My daughter had a violent episode that I suspect was due to a low blood sugar. All tests were negative. Could this have been diabetes related? (4 Aug 2004)
  24. I often skip breakfast and lunch. Is this bad for me? Do you gain weight if you take insulin, but don't eat? I'm afraid to discuss this with my parents. (22 Jul 2004)
  25. Since his diagnosis two months ago, my toddler gets very "wired" after 8 p.m. and won't go to bed. Could this be a reaction to the insulin? (9 Jul 2004)
  26. In someone who has anorexic tendencies, can diabetes exist undetected for a long time? Or, would the disease be evident and easily identified? (8 Jul 2004)
  27. My husband's temperament changed about a year ago. He is withdrawn, moody, and mean. Is this caused by his diabetes? (18 Jun 2004)
  28. I've had diabetes for six years. I don't like to do blood tests and am afraid of seizures. I don't like talking to professionals. What should I do? (17 Jun 2004)
  29. How do parents or other caregivers deal with disciplining toddlers when it's not clear they are merely misbehaving or are having a low blood sugar? (26 May 2004)
  30. Diagnosed recently, my daughter has been testing frequently at school. She has a headache or stomach ache. Could she have OCD like me? (21 May 2004)
  31. My eight year old swears, yells for no reason and blames others for his own behavior. With treatment, how long until I can expect a change? (20 May 2004)
  32. I have kept very tight control of diabetes for 49 years. In the past five years, I have found myself to be "skeptical" when low. Do you know why this is? (12 May 2004)
  33. My granddaughter skipped her insulin shots until she ended up in DKA. Has she done irreversible damage to her kidneys, eyes, or anything else? (8 May 2004)
  34. My son refuses to take care of his diabetes. Is there any kind of specialized program, peer group, or any other avenue that we might pursue? (28 Apr 2004)
  35. My teen son refuses to take control of his diabetes, often skipping insulin. He refuses therapy. What can I do? (25 Apr 2004)
  36. My 14 year old had a seizure three years ago and has been struggling academically since then. Could he have a learning disorder from the seizure? (19 Apr 2004)
  37. My teenaged son was recently diagnosed. He doesn't want to check his blood sugars and doesn't care about his future health. What should I do? (19 Apr 2004)
  38. Are type 1 diabetics at greater risk for OCD? Is the behavior a possible manifestation of the stress of dealing with the diabetes? (14 Apr 2004)
  39. My son has reactions when he eats sugar. Is this something to worry about and a sign of sugar/diabetes problems or should I not be concerned? (9 Apr 2004)
  40. I have had type 1 diabetes and an eating disorder. I have tried treatment clinics. I reduced my insulin and went into DKA. Can someone help me? (8 Apr 2004)
  41. Can stress send your body into an episode of low blood sugar and, if so, do you have any idea how low you go before you lose all self control? (5 Apr 2004)
  42. My mother-in-law is very careless about her diabetes care. I've even found her used syringes on the floor. What do I do to help her? (29 Mar 2004)
  43. What is the impact of type 1 diabetes on attention span in school based settings, especially for teen boys? (26 Mar 2004)
  44. Is there a connection between educational delays and type 1 diabetes? (18 Mar 2004)
  45. My friend refuses to take proper care of her diabetes. How does untreated diabetes affect her mental state? (18 Mar 2004)
  46. I am a regular smoker of marijuana. When I smoke, it always lowers my blood sugars. Does it indeed lower blood sugars? (15 Mar 2004)
  47. My niece and nephew, both with diabetes, do not behave. They lie about their diabetes care. Can diabetes be causing their behavioral problems? (14 Mar 2004)
  48. I am a school nurse caring for a six year old who gets upset and throws his lunch on the floor or refuses his lunch time insulin. What do you think? (14 Mar 2004)
  49. My son refuses to take his insulin. I get distracted by other kids and can't watch him take his shots. Would a pump be easier? (14 Mar 2004)
  50. Can high blood sugar affect the brain in terms of judgment and impaired thought processes? (9 Mar 2004)
  51. I've been skipping insulin to lose weight. Can you give me a web site or any suggestions to help me? (7 Mar 2004)
  52. My stepdaughter wets her pants and has gained a lot of weight in the past year. Should I take her to a specialist? (1 Mar 2004)
  53. When my grandson gets an infection, his blood sugars go up and he becomes testy. Is this normal? Are we doing anything wrong? (24 Feb 2004)
  54. What are the risks of driving with a high blood glucose level? Beyond our insurance limit of 30 days, what are other options for long term care? (24 Feb 2004)
  55. My stepdaughter is five years old and recently she has been regressing with her toilet training. Is this related to her diabetes? (17 Feb 2004)
  56. My son refuses to take insulin. I am tired of fighting him about taking his shots. I do not know what to do. (6 Feb 2004)
  57. My dad is very unfriendly and irritable. Is this typical diabetic behaviour, or only typical of some? (26 Jan 2004)
  58. My son has turned into a child possessed! I would like to know if this is a usual behavioral change in children with diabetes. (21 Jan 2004)
  59. My husband has mood swings and they have gone into fits of rage to mega rage. Can you tell me why this happens? (17 Jan 2004)
  60. If someone with type 1 consumed a large amount of alcohol, would his blood sugar be affected? (16 Jan 2004)
  61. Since I have been at school I engage in binge eating and don't cover it with insulin, as well as sometimes forcing myself to throw up. (16 Jan 2004)
  62. Although I know the risks and dangers of poor control, I seem to continually play games with my insulin. (5 Jan 2004)

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