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Hyperglycemia and DKA from 2010

  1. My young son's blood sugars are crazy, with highs from exercise, lows that take a long time to correct and nighttime highs. How can I gain better control? (17 Nov 2010)
  2. Could you please explain "rebounding?" (16 Nov 2010)
  3. My nephew is experiencing great variances in his blood sugars on a daily basis. What is happening to his body when he's high and drops to a low in a short time period? (19 Oct 2010)
  4. Although my son's blood sugar is in range two hours after higher fat meals, it goes up four to six hours later. What do you recommend for eliminating these highs? (18 Oct 2010)
  5. Is there any research that shows why parents should do their teens' diabetes care? I am upset by implications that I am an unfit mother due to my son's elevated A1c. (27 Sep 2010)
  6. My son's HbA1c was just 10.6. I know this is high and suspect there was a mistake in the testing. Would a very recent day of very elevated blood sugars have affected the HbA1c? (12 Sep 2010)
  7. Though my A1c is okay, my postprandial blood sugars are elevated despite metformin and Acarbose. What other medication do you recommend? What about voglibose? (17 Aug 2010)
  8. This week, my daughter has had unexplained high blood sugars. How do I know if the insulin pen is malfunctioning or her honeymoon is ending? (9 Aug 2010)
  9. My friend lets her child's blood sugars run consistently in the 300s to 500s mg/dl [16.7 to 33.2 mmol/L]. Isn't this bad for the child? If so, what is the best way to tell my friend? (27 Jul 2010)
  10. Since being in DKA last July, my son has had nausea. He tested negative for celiac and his thyroid is fine. Could he have a chemical imbalance caused by the DKA that is causing the nausea? (27 May 2010)
  11. What are the long-term effects of a child having blood sugars in the 300 to 400 mg/dl [16.7 to 22.2 mmol/L] range? (17 May 2010)
  12. My daughter's blood sugar goes up when she arrivees at school. She does a correction, but it takes a while to work, then she drops quickly. What do you think is causing the highs? (27 Apr 2010)
  13. After five years on metformin I am having post-prandial spikes over 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]. Is there another medication I could take? (5 Mar 2010)
  14. My 12-year-old son has been physically damaging our home when being disciplined. His blood sugar was very high during one recent incident. Could the high have caused his rage? (4 Mar 2010)
  15. When I was hemorrhaging after surgery, my blood sugar was 425 mg/dl [23.6 mmol/L]. Could this mean I will have diabetes in the future? (23 Feb 2010)
  16. I checked my toddler's blood sugar and it was 322 mg/dl [17.9 mmol/L]. He'd been cranky and not eating. Might this be diabetes? Should I check him more and take the results to the doctor? (22 Feb 2010)
  17. Despite controlling my blood sugar and taking insulin, I keep getting ketones. Why is this? (21 Feb 2010)
  18. Can you explain the results of the tests my son had in January? Should we continue to check his blood sugars or not? (20 Feb 2010)
  19. I recently disconnected my pump for surgery and got no insulin for almost 10 hours. My blood sugar never went above 15 mmol/L [270 mg/dl]. Why didn't it go higher? (20 Feb 2010)
  20. We know how DKA happens, but how long before it is irreversible? Why can some walk around in DKA yet it killed our friend's son in hours? (11 Feb 2010)
  21. Diagnosed last April, my son is experiencing very high blood sugars. I suspect he is "sneaking" food. What do you suggest I do about this? (8 Feb 2010)
  22. Does stress cause blood sugars to rise? My son has higher blood sugars at school when he is more stressed. (8 Feb 2010)
  23. I am almost 15. Since puberty, my A1c has been elevated and I haven't been growing. Are my high blood sugars causing my lack of growth? (26 Jan 2010)
  24. Diagnosed a month ago and on Lantus, my toddler experiences a rise in his blood sugar from around 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., then is back in range in the morning. Why is this happening? (7 Jan 2010)

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