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Hyperglycemia and DKA from 2006

  1. Is the quantity of urine passed in 24 hours related more or less to the loss of sugar in urine and consequent variations in blood glucose levels? (31 Dec 2006)
  2. About once every six weeks, my daughter has high nighttime blood sugars that do not respond well to corrections. Is there a physiological explanation for this? (27 Dec 2006)
  3. Recently, my teen daughter had skyrocketing blood sugars with mild to moderate ketones. Corrections weren't too helpful. Could she be developing insulin resistance? (21 Dec 2006)
  4. My blood sugars are running higher and I don't know why. They're high even when I increase my insulin. What could be going on? (21 Dec 2006)
  5. Can one get used to the highs and feel withdrawal type effects? (21 Dec 2006)
  6. When his bedtime blood sugar is less than 150 mg/dl [8.3 mmol/L], my son wakes with elevated blood sugars. Why is this? How can we prevent this? (20 Dec 2006)
  7. I have type 2 and have high blood sugars. My doctor has done tests and increased my metformin, but what can I do before I get all my test results? (18 Dec 2006)
  8. My blood sugars rise and I develop ketones after swim practice or meets. Why is this happening? I thought exercise lowers blood sugars. (17 Dec 2006)
  9. When I change my son's infusion set, his blood sugar rises for about six to eight hours, even if I do corrections. What do you think the problem is? (27 Nov 2006)
  10. My three year old has had large urine ketones on several occasions. All blood work was negative for diabetes. What else could cause large ketones? (22 Nov 2006)
  11. Diagnosed about two months ago, my 15 month old is having high blood sugars, despite adding insulin. What could be causing them? (20 Nov 2006)
  12. My blood sugar is elevated, even after exercise and eating right. Could there be a problem with my meter? (20 Nov 2006)
  13. Can the dawn phenomenon happen after you wake up? I am trying to understand why my daughter's blood sugar is normal at waking, but high all morning. (16 Nov 2006)
  14. I take pills and Lantus for my diabetes. Recently, my blood sugars have been elevated and I have gained weight, not lost. What is going on? What should I do? (16 Nov 2006)
  15. When he has large ketones and large sugar readings, my son has a tingling all over his face. Our doctor said not to worry, but I do. Should I be concerned? (13 Nov 2006)
  16. Diagnosed with type 1 just after birth, my daughter runs very high once a month, then drops and requires very little or no insulin. What could this be? (8 Nov 2006)
  17. During her menstrual cycle, my daughter's blood sugars skyrocket and she ends up in the hospital in DKA. Do you see this with other teen girls? (7 Nov 2006)
  18. I was recently hospitalized with a blood sugar of 1445 mg/dl [80.3 mmol/L]. How is it possible that I am still alive? What are the effects of it being that high? (2 Nov 2006)
  19. Since starting on Synthroid, my blood sugar has been fine fasting, but going up before I eat breakfast. Is the Synthroid causing the increase? (31 Oct 2006)
  20. First, I had to take less insulin to avoid lows, now I am battling with highs. What could be going on? (23 Oct 2006)
  21. Although I no longer have lows during exercise, I am often high afterwards despite a basal increase. How can I prevent these highs? (21 Oct 2006)
  22. My teen son has A1cs in the 14s, has been in DKA, etc. We monitor him, but he still runs high. What should we do next to help our son before he becomes worse? (11 Oct 2006)
  23. My comatose son has high blood sugars since the doctors decreased his desmopressin. If they decrease his feedings/increase the desmopressin, won't it help lower his blood sugar? (4 Oct 2006)
  24. Sometimes my insulin makes my blood sugar drop from dancing, but I usually am high afterwards. Is this normal? What should I do to prevent the highs? (3 Oct 2006)
  25. My daughter, who was diagnosed with type 1 in March, has had a viral illness with fever twice. Is it caused by high blood sugars or causing the high blood sugars? (28 Sep 2006)
  26. My daughter, who uses a pump, has "ground fighting" as training. Afterwards, her blood sugar is very high causing her to be ill that day and the next. What should she do? (18 Sep 2006)
  27. My son takes Levemir in the morning, plus Regular insulin for breakfast. He is usually high two to three hours after breakfast, but then comes down. Why is this? (18 Sep 2006)
  28. I am having trouble losing weight. Would whey products and workout supplements help? Why is my post-exercise blood sugar elevated? (5 Sep 2006)
  29. Since missing a day's insulin two weeks ago, my son has had consistent high blood sugars. Is this from the missed shot? How do we fix this problem? (29 Aug 2006)
  30. After two weeks pumping, our son is having stubborn highs at night. His pump/sites are fine, as are his daytime blood sugars. What do you suggest? (28 Aug 2006)
  31. Several times recently, my granddaughter has been high with large ketones. My daughter panicked and went to the ER. Are we doing something wrong? (26 Aug 2006)
  32. How dangerous is a high blood sugar, without ketones, at wrestling practice, if it comes back down to normal after practice is over? (25 Aug 2006)
  33. For someone with type 1, what are the blood glucose level ranges for mild hyperglycemia, moderate hyperglycemia and severe hyperglycemia? (22 Aug 2006)
  34. Some women with gestational diabetes have said they treat DKA with food and that I'm doing it wrong. How should I treat DKA? I have type 1. (26 Jul 2006)
  35. I am low at night, then high in the morning. What should I do? I am on a pump. (13 Jul 2006)
  36. My six year old had a very high blood sugar and we are trying to understand why. Is it possible that my daughter did not get enough insulin? (10 Jul 2006)
  37. My daughter, a competitive swimmer, develops ketones near the end of long distance races and has been advised to stop distance races. How can we help her? (7 Jul 2006)
  38. How long does it take for someone to go into DKA? I have gone several days without insulin to try to lose weight. Why have I not gone into DKA? (28 Jun 2006)
  39. After a year, my son stopped taking insulin. He now has high levels that come down on their own. The doctor will not resume insulin. What is your opinion? (6 Jun 2006)
  40. What are the long-term effects of consistently low blood sugars? What are the effects of high blood sugars? (6 Jun 2006)
  41. With blood sugars and ketones, I gave my son extra insulin. His blood sugar later came down. Should I have treated him at home or taken him to the hospital? (29 May 2006)
  42. Why are you not supposed to exercise when you have ketones? (19 May 2006)
  43. After meals, my son's blood sugar drops very low, then high two hours later. What adjustment do we need to make? (19 May 2006)
  44. My young daughter's OGTT results were abnormal, but the doctor was unable to explain them. Why did her ketone level rise? Does she have pre-diabetes? (16 May 2006)
  45. Our son's blood sugar is often high two hours after eating. Does this indicate we need more fast-acting insulin or that he would need more Lantus? (12 May 2006)
  46. My daughter has had recurrent hyperglycemia and DKA for a year and a half. We change insulins, increase doses, etc., but nothing helps. What do you think is going on? (2 May 2006)
  47. My teen daughter has type 1, celiac, thyroid disease, and lupus-like symptoms. Why has she been producing ketones, despite good diabetes control? (30 Apr 2006)
  48. My 13 year old has intermittent insulin resistance at mid-morning and dinner time. Is it related to his growth spurt? Are corrections the best course of action? (30 Apr 2006)
  49. If my child is over 250 mg/dl [13.9 mmol/L] with no ketones, is it okay to let her exercise if she recently took insulin? (29 Apr 2006)
  50. Could my son be in the early stages of the diabetes? He had two elevated readings on my meter, but no symptoms. His laboratory reading was normal. (25 Apr 2006)
  51. If a child is in the 300 to 460 mg/dl [16.7 and 25.6 mmol/L] range, is it okay for her to exercise to lower her blood sugars? (25 Apr 2006)
  52. Can high blood sugars cause anxiety or panic attacks and be stopped quickly with insulin? Can reading vision change with blood sugar changes? (22 Apr 2006)
  53. When my daughter is high around midnight, I find a correction has little effect. I have to do a second correction to see her blood sugar drop. Why is this? (17 Apr 2006)
  54. We have tried various approaches, but cannot get our daughter's morning blood sugars to be in range. Do you have any recommendations? (9 Apr 2006)
  55. Because of a low blood sugar, the doctor said to feed my son frequent meals and test his blood sugars. I am concerned about elevated blood sugars. What should I do? (8 Apr 2006)
  56. Despite increasing his nighttime Protophane, my son is waking with high blood sugars. What could be causing this? (7 Apr 2006)
  57. My daughter has had five episodes of vomiting, then DKA, in 18 months. Several doctors are stumped. What else do you suggest? (6 Apr 2006)
  58. Despite an extended bolus on her pump, my seven year old has delayed highs after eating pizza, ice cream and doughnuts. What do you suggest? (4 Apr 2006)
  59. My daughter went to the ER with flu-like symptoms and ketones. Now home, she has moderate ketones. How do I get rid of them without another ER visit? (4 Apr 2006)
  60. My grandson has been having numerous high blood sugars, then maybe a low. Should I be worried about the effects on his body? (30 Mar 2006)
  61. My one year old gets Insulatard only in the morning. A split dose caused late night lows. But, he's high in the morning. What do you suggest? (29 Mar 2006)
  62. When on Dexamenthasane for her leukemia, my daughter's blood sugars do not go down, even with insulin. Would Chromax chromium picolinate be helpful? (21 Mar 2006)
  63. Despite antibiotics and extra insulin, my six year old still has highs and ketones. What could be going on? What could have cause blood in her stool? (9 Mar 2006)
  64. How can we convince our daughter not to sneak candy? We have rewarded her for good blood sugars and punished her for sneaking and highs. (6 Mar 2006)
  65. To lower my daughter's A1c and bring down highs after snacks, should she be taking insulin for snacks? Can she skip snack if her blood sugar is normal? (4 Mar 2006)
  66. Are there any studies about the effects of altitude on blood sugars? When I visit Denver, which is a higher altitude, I experience hyperglycemia. (2 Mar 2006)
  67. When hospitalized, my son got Regular and Lantus, which worked well. At home, the doctor said to use his Lantus/NovoLog regimen, but he's high again. What should I do? (1 Mar 2006)
  68. Since getting her flu shot two months ago, my daughter has had high blood sugars. Are the highs from the shot? (1 Mar 2006)
  69. During her illness, we have given our daughter Humalog and carbohydrates. She's had ketones for three days. Could she go into DKA if her blood sugars have not been too high? (26 Feb 2006)
  70. For six months, my son has been waking with a high blood sugar after being around 180 mg/dl [10.0 mmol/l] at 2:30 a.m. Why is this? Is this harmful? (22 Feb 2006)
  71. I had gestational diabetes, but still have high fasting and post meal blood sugars after giving birth. Do I have diabetes? Will the highs harm my baby? (22 Feb 2006)
  72. Due to a high blood sugar, my son was diagnosed with "hyperglycemia, unknown cause," not diabetes. He is to be tested for celiac. What should we do now? (21 Feb 2006)
  73. My son was hospitalized twice in eight days with vomiting, ketones and highs. His doctor wants no insulin change. Would a pump be a better choice? (17 Feb 2006)
  74. I have type 2 and have been struggling with hyperglycemia. The more medication I take, the more my blood sugars go out of control. What do you suggest? (17 Feb 2006)
  75. At the police station, I was denied access to insulin and ended up hospitalized with a very high blood sugar. Do you know of other cases like this? (14 Feb 2006)
  76. My son has late morning highs. Is there a metabolic reason for this or some other explanation? (12 Feb 2006)
  77. I would like to know if high blood sugar readings in the mornings are from the breakfast I ate, the supper I ate the night before, or a combination of both? (11 Feb 2006)
  78. Last summer, my blood sugars were very high for several days post surgery. I now have retinopathy. Is it related to the post surgery highs or my long-term diabetes? (31 Jan 2006)
  79. When hospitalized for a lung transplant, my dad was given insulin, but was told to diet at home. His blood sugars remain high. How dangerous is this? (23 Jan 2006)
  80. Since her diagnosis, my daughter has had nausea, chest pain, and a constant low fever, thus high blood sugars. What could be causing these symptoms? (21 Jan 2006)
  81. My daughter is high 15 minutes to an hour after a meal, but her blood sugar returns to normal in a couple of hours. Is this something to be worried about? (19 Jan 2006)
  82. Diagnosed with pre-diabetes, my daughter has tested her blood sugar sooner than one hour after meals and it has been elevated. What does this mean? (13 Jan 2006)
  83. Diagnosed at the end of December, my daughter's blood sugars are still very high. Why is this? Also, how can she gain weight without having high blood sugars? (11 Jan 2006)
  84. After recent surgery, I had high blood sugars and blood pressure. A calm person, I lashed out at someone. Could this be from the high blood sugar? (5 Jan 2006)
  85. My son was just diagnosed with type 1. His blood sugars remain quite high, but he doesn't see the doctor again until January 11. Should I be concerned? (5 Jan 2006)

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