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Hyperglycemia and DKA

  1. I am a school nurse and have a student who has been "sneaking food" and lying about it. Do you have any advice how to educate him about the dangers of this behavior? (29 Nov 2018)
  2. After she had various symptoms, I was told to monitor my daughter's blood sugar levels. The hospital suggested ketotic hypoglycaemia, but is it possible she has early type 1 diabetes? (28 Oct 2018)
  3. For my teen son, meal boluses via his pump lead to high blood sugars, which do not occur if he injects insulin using a flex pen. Why is there such a difference? (8 Aug 2018)
  4. With blood sugars often in the 70s mg/dl [3.9 to 4.4 mmol/L], my daughter was also over 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/]]. I am concerned. What do you suggest? (23 Dec 2017)
  5. Despite following a low carbohydrate diet, my granddaughter's blood sugar are consistently elevated. Could she be insulin resistant? (24 Aug 2017)
  6. Should we be dosing for the antibiotic our daughter is taking for a sinus infection? Her blood sugar has been elevated despite adjusting her insulin to carbohydrate ratio. (26 Mar 2017)
  7. Can dehydration cause a high blood glucose with ketones? I am concerned that my daughter might have diabetes. (10 Jan 2017)
  8. My toddler, whose father has diabetes, has intermittent high blood sugars, but blood work for diabetes was negative. Should I continue to monitor him? (15 Nov 2016)
  9. My daughter has intermittent high blood sugars, with symptoms, yet had no antibodies, and an acceptable A1c. Can type 1 develop slowly? (5 Oct 2016)
  10. My teen had highs and moderate ketones from two pump failures. Would it have been okay to give her a snack when she asked for one? (13 Jan 2016)
  11. Recently diagnosed, my teen son has experienced elevated blood sugars at the start of cross country races. Should he do a corrective dose? (13 Sep 2015)
  12. My daughter was put on an oral contraceptive, which causes high blood sugars and weight gain. Is this a common phenomenon? Is there any other way to alleviate severe menstrual symptoms? (15 Jul 2014)
  13. After my dentist put me on methylphenidate, my blood sugars were very high so I am not taking another dose. What would have caused the high? What do you recommend? (14 May 2014)
  14. My son was diagnosed with type 1 four months ago. After his first dose of Focalin for his ADHD, his blood sugar was elevated after breakfast. Is it related to the medication? (15 Jan 2014)
  15. Diagnosed three months ago, my toddler has elevated pre-dinner blood sugars. Is it because she naps in the afternoon? Is she having roller coaster blood sugars because she is so young? (11 Sep 2013)
  16. Newly diagnosed, our daughter's blood sugar was 250 mg/dl [13.9 mmol/L] at 11:30 p.m. We gave her two glasses of water. Should we do a correction or wait? (16 May 2013)
  17. Since getting a Depo Provera shot for her PCOS, my daughter's blood sugars have remained between 300 and 600 mg/dl [16.7 and 33.3 mmol/L]. Is this from the shot? How long will this last? (30 Apr 2013)
  18. My teen son says it is not fair to punish him for behavior that occurs when his blood sugar is quite elevated. Is there a specific blood sugar reading beyond which he cannot control his anger? (27 Feb 2013)
  19. Hours after receiving her flu vaccine, my daughter's blood sugar spiked. Can the immune response from the flu shot cause this? (15 Jan 2013)
  20. If a teen with diabetes has an A1c over 10, what will happen? I cannot afford a pump and have forgotten my insulin to carbohydrate ratio. Every day, I wake up over 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]. (25 Jun 2012)

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