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Exercise and Sports from 2007

  1. My son, who is a wrestler, will soon be getting a pump. Will he have any pain if he wrestles with the infusion set/canula in his body? (25 Nov 2007)
  2. My young daughter is a gymnast and we are considering getting her a pump. Are there other gymnasts who use a pump? Do they wear the pump during gymnastics? (31 Oct 2007)
  3. My teen son has had severe cramping in his legs, thighs, groin, arms and calves after his last two football games. How can he prevent them? (27 Oct 2007)
  4. How can I get my teen son to take better care of himself? Is it safe for him to take creatine? He lifts weights. (16 Oct 2007)
  5. What is the recommended practice for exercise with elevated blood glucose without ketones? (21 Sep 2007)
  6. Six months ago, I was diagnosed with hyperglycemia and put on insulin. After three months, I stopped insulin and went on metformin. What type of diabetes do I have? (24 Aug 2007)
  7. My son is doing a 20 mile sponsored walk for school. How should he manage his diabetes during this event? (7 Aug 2007)
  8. Do you have any tips on how to keep my blood sugar in a good range for athletics? (25 Jul 2007)
  9. Just diagnosed with type 2, I've been put on Glucophage. I was told not to exercise when my blood sugar is elevated. Could you explain this better? (7 May 2007)
  10. Since starting on a pump, my daughter's blood sugars are fluctuating even more than before. She disconnects for sports. What do you recommend? (18 Apr 2007)
  11. I recently heard of XS Energy Drink with no carbohydrates. Would this be a good beverage for my daughter to consume before physical activity? (2 Apr 2007)
  12. We are considering a pump for our grandson, but I'm concerned he could damage it. How could he handle the pump for karate class? (21 Mar 2007)
  13. An athlete, my son disconnects his pump and takes a shot of Regular before playing. Sometimes, he is still very high. What do you suggest? (11 Mar 2007)
  14. My teen son has had diabetes for 12 years. Tall and thin, he wants to gain muscles. Is it okay for him to consume protein shakes? (9 Mar 2007)
  15. Newly diagnosed, my son has fluctuating blood sugars during basketball practice. What should his target blood sugar range be before practice? (7 Mar 2007)
  16. A gymnast, my daughter felt ill and was out of energy during her second event recently. What should she eat to ensure she has enough energy? (7 Mar 2007)
  17. Exercise used to make my daughter's blood sugar go down, but sometimes it goes up. What factors help determine if exercise will make a diabetic go higher or lower? (2 Jan 2007)

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