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Daily Care from 1998

  1. Would it be wise for the school nurse to have a "glucagon shot" syringe at school in case my 17 year old daughter should need it? (29 Dec 1998)
  2. My 4.5 year old son is experiencing very erratic readings, ranging from 1.8 to 27 mmol. (28 Dec 1998)
  3. My son has been having seizures. What can I do to prevent the siezures and control his blood sugars? (24 Dec 1998)
  4. My 11 year old son is having trouble concentrating at school. His blood glucose levels have been fluctuating wildly. (23 Dec 1998)
  5. My father thinks that this disease has got the best of him and he is really down and depressed. (20 Dec 1998)
  6. I'm looking for information on adult onset Type 1 diabetes. (15 Dec 1998)
  7. My 15 year old has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I need to know what can she eat? (8 Dec 1998)
  8. Why can't people with diabetes use a foot massager to warm their feet? (8 Dec 1998)
  9. My doctor thinks if I lose another 80 pounds I should be back to normal. Is that true? (8 Dec 1998)
  10. The first year was a breeze as far as her blood sugars but the last year has been more difficult to manage. (6 Dec 1998)
  11. My teenage son was diagnosed a year ago. Now he's going to live with me and I need more information. (29 Nov 1998)
  12. I am 12 years old and about three weeks ago I was diagnosed. Is there anyway that I could try out the insulin pump? (28 Nov 1998)
  13. Yesterday morning his blood sugar was 33. He drank some orange juice and it went to 128. Is he out of control? (28 Nov 1998)
  14. My 11-year-old son was diagnosed 3 days ago. We call the doctor in the morning and in the evening for his dosage of insulin. (25 Nov 1998)
  15. My 5 1/2 year old grandson was recently switched to Humalog. However the rollercoaster ride continues with lows at 3 A.M. Any thoughts? Does it take a few weeks to adjust to new insulin? (25 Nov 1998)
  16. He hasn't been keeping track of anything, used to rely on his meter but doesn't use it that often anymore either. (25 Nov 1998)
  17. Which kind of insulin do you suggest for a 13 year old girl? Which are the possibilities to find a cure for diabetes in the future? (22 Nov 1998)
  18. My daughter has been a type 1 diabetic for 8 years and is having problems trying to keep her blood sugars level and weight down. (22 Nov 1998)
  19. What is a good fasting reading for a diabetic? (21 Nov 1998)
  20. If I take care of myself, lower my sugar to normal levels, is it reversible? (11 Nov 1998)
  21. My blood sugar levels have risen above 13 mmol/l for the past two weeks. (10 Nov 1998)
  22. He is on no medication and is trying to control by diet and exercise alone, without much luck. (7 Nov 1998)
  23. My son of almost 4 has type 1. How old must he be before he can start using an insulin pump? (7 Nov 1998)
  24. Are there any laws regulating how often a 12 year old with Type 1 diabetes has to see a doctor within a year? (6 Nov 1998)
  25. Our daughter was in the middle of potty training when diagnosed. Almost a year has gone by and she still wears a pull-up at night. (1 Nov 1998)
  26. I have a daughter who is 12 years old. How can I convince her to take her diabetes more seriously? (28 Oct 1998)
  27. My son is 14. At what age would you recommend he change to a regular endocrinologist? (28 Oct 1998)
  28. My daughter is struggling to keep herself under control. Our problem is with her doctors. (28 Oct 1998)
  29. My 2 year old son was diagnosed 6 months ago. Up until a few weeks before his diagnosis he was a very easy-going child. (19 Oct 1998)
  30. I have two children with diabetes aged 8 and 9. They don't want to have anything to do with taking over some of the care. (18 Oct 1998)
  31. What effect does four times a day finger poking have on children's fingers? (18 Oct 1998)
  32. My granddaughter (age 2) has been diabetic for over a year and I have a hard time to cope with it, mainly because I don't understand it. (17 Oct 1998)
  33. My question is about his frequently wetting, and pooping in his pants. Does this have anything to do with him having diabetes? (12 Oct 1998)
  34. If you appear to have fairly good control, is it really necessary to go to an endocrinologist? (9 Oct 1998)
  35. Our 41-year old son started using the patch. He is experiencing extraordinarily high sugar readings at night. (8 Oct 1998)
  36. My daughter was diagnosed two months ago. She is currently on Humalog and Ultralente. I have several questions (4 Oct 1998)
  37. I would like to know what the benefits and drawbacks would be to going to three injections a day. (30 Sep 1998)
  38. Recently I have found that I feel as though I'm not as good as people without diabetes. (30 Sep 1998)
  39. My son is almost 15. He was a bedwetter before the onset of diabetes and he still has had no relief. (30 Sep 1998)
  40. I want to know which are the top five facilities are in the U.S. that specialize and treat diabetes in children and adolescents. (30 Sep 1998)
  41. Approximately 2 to 3 hours after dinner she usually has a bad stomachache. (26 Sep 1998)
  42. I am caring for a pre-term child, 32 weeks, female, with persistent hyperglycemia. What is the best treatment? (21 Sep 1998)
  43. My son was diagnosed two months ago and is six years old. We are from the US reside in Indonesia. (17 Sep 1998)
  44. Please explain to me the honeymoon period. (17 Sep 1998)
  45. Is there any danger of damage to the kidneys of a diabetic person from a tattoo? (17 Sep 1998)
  46. On some days I give large amounts of R and still result with high blood sugars. (14 Sep 1998)
  47. My last A1C was 8.9 which was lower than before. What's the best way to start taking control and to keep that way? (14 Sep 1998)
  48. I have been on intensive therapy for over a year. I am gaining weight like crazy. (13 Sep 1998)
  49. There is some concern about diabetes with my 7 year old daughter. What are good sugar levels? (13 Sep 1998)
  50. My daughter has nightmares where people tell her that diabetes means you are going to die. It's heartbreaking to hear her so afraid. (10 Sep 1998)
  51. I would like to know about ointments that speed up the healing process in minor wounds. (9 Sep 1998)
  52. Can diabetes be controlled by changing the insulin before meals as required, or is a set dose before each meal mandatory? (9 Sep 1998)
  53. The doctor has ordered us to test his sugar 3 times a day but we don't know what the norms for his age should be. (9 Sep 1998)
  54. For the first time, having serious management problems. She's been in the hospital twice in the last two weeks. Any suggestions? (3 Sep 1998)
  55. I have asked my doctor for help, but he has made it clear that he does not have time to answer my questions. (30 Aug 1998)
  56. In case a hypoglycemic episode occurs just before one of his main meals, when should the insulin be administered? (30 Aug 1998)
  57. Occasionally, I am bothered by what I believe is referred to as "dawn phenomenon". (25 Aug 1998)
  58. My physician is considering changing me to either 70/30 or an insulin pump to try and get better control. (24 Aug 1998)
  59. My son is 7 years old. His HA1c is always deteriorating. I am inquiring if I can put him on the insulin pump. (18 Aug 1998)
  60. Who would be the best recommended doctor to talk to in Israel about a child with diabetes? (18 Aug 1998)
  61. I am 45 years old. I currently take 22 units of NPH in the A.M. and 18 units of NPH in the P.M. (15 Aug 1998)
  62. I urgently need to find a source of diabetes information written in another language. (13 Aug 1998)
  63. How does someone who works a swing shift adjust his diet and insulin to stay in good control? (9 Aug 1998)
  64. When my child with diabetes gets sick who should I call: his endocrinologist or regular doctor? (9 Aug 1998)
  65. My 12 year old daughter was diagnosed two years ago. Two weeks ago she had a seizure in the night. (5 Aug 1998)
  66. In the mornings, fasting, however, my blood sugar levels are around 140-170 as soon as I get up. (5 Aug 1998)
  67. Is there anything I can do to get a specialist to help with my sugar level but also to help me gain weight? (27 Jul 1998)
  68. Is it more important for children with diabetes to receive their immunization shots? (27 Jul 1998)
  69. At what age should diabetes education begin? Are there formal curricula for educating young children? (23 Jul 1998)
  70. I have a 3 year old girl. Because of instability and lack of growth we are starting Intensive Insulin Management. (18 Jul 1998)
  71. I care for a 7 year old child with Type 1 diabetes. He started with me three months ago, and two days later, he suffered a diabetic seizure. (18 Jul 1998)
  72. she is taking mediocre care of her health. I would like to know how serious this is. (18 Jul 1998)
  73. I am a 27 year old Type 1 diabetic. Since getting on the pump I am in better control but I also am having severe problems with anxiety. (11 Jul 1998)
  74. My son is an 11 year old Type 1. His blood sugar levels on a day to day basis are like a rollercoaster. (11 Jul 1998)
  75. Could you describe to me what a "Brittle Diabetic" is? (9 Jul 1998)
  76. In the beginning I was taking good care of myself, but now I am starting to slack off. (29 Jun 1998)
  77. About how long does it take to get a stable regimen for glucose levels in children? (29 Jun 1998)
  78. My 10 year old son has had diabetes for three years. His blood sugar is affected by everything that he loves to do. (28 Jun 1998)
  79. Is there a list available of board certified pediatric endocrinologists in the United States? (17 Jun 1998)
  80. I just got diabetes two years ago, and it has been really hard. I'm only 12. Do you have any tips on how I can maintain my sugar? (17 Jun 1998)
  81. I want some advice or a recommended source for parenting a teenager with diabetes. (8 Jun 1998)
  82. Please explain "rebounding" to me. (7 Jun 1998)
  83. My son, 42 months old, Type 1. He gets hiccups at least 4 - 5 times after his meals. Has this any connection to his diabetes? (28 May 1998)
  84. My daughter takes four dance classes a week. I noticed that she gets blisters on her toes. What medication should I use? (23 May 1998)
  85. I am caring for a patient who was admitted with ketoacidosis. What measures should I take concerning nursing interventions? (23 May 1998)
  86. My husband is Type 2 diabetic. His job means that he is living in a hotel in France from Monday to Friday. (21 May 1998)
  87. My 11 year old son has Type 1 diabetes. What does he need to know when he gets a flu or cold? (18 May 1998)
  88. Can you tell me what blood sugar reading is too high? (16 May 1998)
  89. I have two daughters, ages 20 and 21, diagnosed three weeks ago. How important is seeing endocrinologist? (12 May 1998)
  90. A friend was diagnosed today . Her doctor did not give her complete direction of diet, medication, or exercise. (4 May 1998)
  91. Could you please give us a reasonable daily carb range and how we can determine the best dosage of insulin based on those carbs? (20 Apr 1998)
  92. Where is the best place to get an I.D. bracelet for my diabetes that isn't too expensive? (20 Apr 1998)
  93. You frequently mention a diabetes team. Is this course of action more for children than adults? (20 Apr 1998)
  94. I'll be starting medical school this fall. I'm interested in any advice on handling my diabetes while in school. (15 Apr 1998)
  95. Please send me information about the new treatment for Type 1. I have two boys, ages 7 and 5, with Type 1. (10 Apr 1998)
  96. My son was diagnosed two months ago. We are having difficulty keeping his blood sugars in range. (8 Apr 1998)
  97. We have been trying unsuccessfully to convince my son's endocrinologist and CDE to switch him to U and H. (7 Apr 1998)
  98. My father is 77. Tonight he had a reaction. He says that's the way it is. Is this true? (3 Apr 1998)
  99. I am 24 years old and have had diabetes for 2 years. How often should I go to the doctor? (1 Apr 1998)
  100. I have a friend who had to quit her job because she had diabetes very badly. (1 Apr 1998)
  101. At her mid-morning snack she is in the 240-260 range and yet she is bottoming in the 40-70 range by lunch. (29 Mar 1998)
  102. What are the legal ramifications of not providing medical care for a child with diabetes? (27 Mar 1998)
  103. It seems that no matter what I do, my blood sugars are high whenever I wake up. (27 Mar 1998)
  104. My son he calls from school around 9:30 A.M. and he will be 400-500 range. (26 Mar 1998)
  105. I read that the GlucoWatch has been approved in Europe. Can you tell me if this is true? (24 Mar 1998)
  106. My wife's aunt is visiting us. Her readings have been averaging 250. Should we give her some insulin? (23 Mar 1998)
  107. You would not believe the crap that our school system puts my daughter through. (17 Mar 1998)
  108. My 13 year old niece has many control problems. Will an insulin pump be of any advantage to her? (16 Mar 1998)
  109. My sister was diagnosed about a week ago. I have been searching for more information and have been very discouraged. (16 Mar 1998)
  110. Can you provide me with the best clinic and address in U.S.A. for childhood diabetes? (15 Mar 1998)
  111. When she is sick and does not eat, it is difficult to regulate her sugar levels. (15 Mar 1998)
  112. I have a 12 year old stepdaughter with Type 1 diabetes. She is with us every weekend. (15 Mar 1998)
  113. My son wants to attend a school field trip to Boston, which will end up being 4 nights and 5 days. (9 Mar 1998)
  114. My son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 2 1/2 years ago. He cannot keep weight on. (9 Mar 1998)
  115. During the last two months we have had difficulty controlling sugars. It seems we change insulin every day. (8 Mar 1998)
  116. My sister drinks and smokes. Could you please send me information on the effects of these bad habits? (5 Mar 1998)
  117. My son was diagnosed one year ago. For the last 3 or 4 months it has been very difficult to control his blood sugar. (5 Mar 1998)
  118. My blood sugars range from 80 to 500. Would I be considered a brittle diabetic? (4 Mar 1998)
  119. Hi, my blood sugar is higher in the morning than at night most of the time. Is this normal? (3 Mar 1998)
  120. My 7 year old son was diagnosed as Type 1 three years ago. His last HA1C came out to be 9.7. (3 Mar 1998)
  121. In the last two months his sugar runs around 350, then a few hours later he drops so quickly he has seizures. (2 Mar 1998)
  122. I have a 3 year old little boy who has diabetes. His counts are all over the place and no one will listen to me. (26 Feb 1998)
  123. I have a 17 year old daughter who was diagnosed 16 years ago. She is very brittle. (23 Feb 1998)
  124. Where is the best place to get comprehensive treatment for complications due to diabetes? (23 Feb 1998)
  125. I haven't been able to get a handle on my diabetes. Where do I begin? (22 Feb 1998)
  126. How do teens deal with diabetes? (22 Feb 1998)
  127. My 11 year old daughter is very tired in the morning. Is this a common side effect of insulin or diabetes? (21 Feb 1998)
  128. Are there radically different approaches to dealing with infants with Type 1 diabetes? (20 Feb 1998)
  129. I have read that chromium and vanadium are important supplements that a diabetic person needs. Is this true? (15 Feb 98)
  130. Can Type 1 diabetics, including children, use Cold-Eeze, the other-the-counter cold prevention product? (15 Feb 98)
  131. Is it appropriate for us to "tweak" insulin levels on our own, or must we get permission from our doctor each time? (1 Feb 98)
  132. My friend has an 11 year old daughter. She has a terrible time regulating her blood sugar and takes shots. (28 Jan 98)
  133. My girlfriend has tried to maintain her blood sugars at a decent homeostasis. How can she figure out how to get better blood sugars? (28 Jan 98)
  134. My 6 year old daughter had the flu yesterday. We gave her no insulin. I find it very hard when you chase the insulin with food! (28 Jan 98)
  135. My son is 15 years old. He doesn't like his meal plan and is not eating like he should. My son does not like the rigid routine. (26 Jan 98)
  136. My wife has had Diabetes for the last 11 years. Her sugar levels are generally on the higher side. Is this alright? (26 Jan 98)
  137. My grandson is on insulin but his sugar levels still fluctuate from 8 up to 25 mmol/l [144 to 450 mg/dl]. Is this normal? (22 Jan 98)
  138. My five year old daughter was diagnosed a year and a half ago. Her sugars have never really been controlled. What else can I do? (13 Jan 98)
  139. I run track, work, maintain an A average in school, and my last HbA1c test resulted in a 5.2. (2 Jan 98)
  140. I am looking into buying a multi-alarm watch and possibly a diabetic computer product. (28 Dec 97)

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