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Behavior from 2005

  1. My son is depressed sometimes, frustrated with diabetes. I plan to take him to the endocrine counselor in three months. What can we do in the meantime? (15 Dec 2005)
  2. Does diabetes affect the mind? Would my friend's husband act delusional and paranoid because of high blood sugars? (9 Dec 2005)
  3. My daughter is in denial and is rebelling against her diabetes by not doing her blood sugar properly. How can I convince her to start testing again? (2 Dec 2005)
  4. After 14 years with diabetes, I have kidney problems. I eat when anxious. Are there any pills to help with the anxiety? Is there a diet/exercise plan I could try? (30 Nov 2005)
  5. My son is skipping shots and not testing. He walked out of therapy. The therapist suggested a mental facility, but this seems extreme. What do you recommend? (28 Oct 2005)
  6. I smoke marijuana daily. How does smoking marijuana affect my diabetes? (13 Oct 2005)
  7. Are violent outbursts common with high blood sugars? (5 Oct 2005)
  8. We have learned that our teen daughter has been omitting insulin. What do we do? We know she will refuse therapy. (30 Sep 2005)
  9. I'm 17 and had been omitting insulin for about six months. I was trying to lose weight, but now I can't stop omitting it. What can I do? (6 Sep 2005)
  10. Do diabetes and blood sugar levels have an influence on mood swings? (8 Jun 2005)
  11. My daughter was diagnosed in October 2004. How do I get others involved in her care? Is she hitting me because I am the only one doing her diabetes care? (13 May 2005)
  12. Do you have any guidance or advice on handling the emotional/social side of this disease? My four year old is starting to ask questions about her diabetes. (11 May 2005)
  13. Are there any sleepover clinics where my friend can learn how to take care of his type 2 diabetes? (19 Apr 2005)
  14. My 20 year old is not caring for her diabetes or thyroid condition properly? I think she may be depressed. She is refusing help. How can I help her? (15 Apr 2005)
  15. My 19 year old refuses to check her blood sugar and takes only one daily shot of Lantus. She refuses to discuss this with me or the doctor. What do I do? (10 Apr 2005)
  16. My teen son is angry, aggressive and threatening since his diagnosis. How can I help him? He already sees a psychiatrist and a counselor. (7 Apr 2005)
  17. My nine year old daughter is a binge eater and in DKA six times. Counseling has not worked. How can we stop this and get her blood sugars in range? (6 Apr 2005)
  18. I have type 1. I am sometimes combative when low. My wife is afraid for herself and our children. Can you explain that this behavior is related to my lows? (3 Apr 2005)
  19. Since her diagnosis with type 1, my seven year old has been angry and violent. How can I restore a happy environment to the whole family? Will this behavior continue? (25 Mar 2005)
  20. Five years after her diagnosis at age 13 months, my daughter has a hard time identifying letters. Is this related to her diabetes? Where can I go for help? (22 Mar 2005)
  21. What kind of damage do post-meal high blood sugars cause? Can blood sugar fluctuations cause one to behave differently? (17 Mar 2005)
  22. Why should people with diabetes not smoke? Why should they limit themselves to two glasses of wine? Should diabetics see an endocrinologist? (15 Mar 2005)
  23. After three years with diabetes, my teen son has given up taking care of his diabetes. What should I do? Everything I do just makes him angry. (14 Mar 2005)
  24. We have to force our baby to eat and get insulin and he is aggressive. What else should we do? Is there research on diabetic children and their temper? (2 Mar 2005)
  25. My son often acts "hyper," angry and aggressive when his blood sugar is high. Where can I find information about this? Are there any books? (27 Feb 2005)
  26. My dad, who takes insulin three times a day, has outbursts of anger that he says are related to his diabetes. Is this possible? (27 Feb 2005)
  27. When diagnosed, I learned to do stomach injections. I can't do them anywhere else and I'm having higher blood sugars. How can I start over and rotate my shots? (26 Feb 2005)
  28. Have you heard of or do you know of any learning disabilities that affect children with sudden onset of diabetes? (21 Feb 2005)
  29. My son has been lying to me about his actual blood sugars, which are high. He also stated that he wants to die because diabetes his hard. Is this common? (18 Feb 2005)
  30. My 15 year old friend doesn't take his diabetes seriously. He drinks and I am afraid for him. What should I do? (4 Feb 2005)
  31. I have been checking my blood sugar up to 50 times a day, paranoid about lows. I have anxiety problems, too. Is this hormones or something else? (28 Jan 2005)
  32. Since her diagnosis, my three year old's behavior is unacceptable. She is mean and violent. Is this common for children with diabetes? How should I handle it? (26 Jan 2005)

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