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  1. 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)
  2. Our specialist has suggested Toujeo for our eight-year-old, but it looks like it has not been tested in children. What are the consequences of using it? What is a better alternative? (25 Jul 2018)
  3. Why does it matter how many carbohydrates one consumes if adequate insulin is given for it? (6 Jul 2018)
  4. Is it okay for a child to get Lantus only, as long as she is eating healthy and maintaining good blood sugar control? She was diagnosed six years ago. (22 Nov 2016)
  5. My nephew's blood sugar drops very low for a couple of days, then goes up, so he needs insulin. Tests have not explained why he has this repeating pattern. What are your thoughts? (5 May 2016)
  6. For my son's Omnipod, what duration of insulin action (DIA) do you recommend? (14 Mar 2016)
  7. I take Novolin N and R. Can I take Humalog N that my daughter is not going to use? (13 Jan 2016)
  8. Recently diagnosed, we keep reducing our toddler's insulin to prevent lows. If we continue to reduce it, might this stress his remaining pancreatic function? (13 Jan 2016)
  9. My fasting and post dinner blood sugars are elevated. I take Actrapid and Insulatard. Can you advise me about what I should do? (1 Jul 2015)
  10. Should my son have testing for the Kir6.2 mutation? What type of insulin should he be getting? Should we consider a pump? How can I continue to breastfeed him? (17 Sep 2014)
  11. My daughter has been running high on Humulin 70/30. What do you recommend? My youngest was just diagnosed, but I don't want to start him on insulin. What should I do? (11 May 2014)
  12. What does one do if insulin doses are reversed--short acting instead of long acting and vice versa? (26 Feb 2014)
  13. How important is pre-bolusing? (24 Jan 2014)
  14. Could our daughter have type 2, not type 1? How do we know if she is still producing insulin? Is it safe to stop insulin for 24 hours to see what her "natural" blood sugar is? (10 Jun 2013)
  15. Is it possible my 12-year-old daughter has a sensitivity to insulin? (31 Oct 2012)
  16. Our child's insulin is stored in the refrigerator until opened. With the storms and extended power outage in our area, what is considered safe for insulin storage? (26 Jul 2012)
  17. When does the extended dose start working? Is it immediately or one hour after the bolus? (25 Jul 2012)
  18. My daughter has been ill twice recently and I've had to increase her insulin significantly. Should I be concerned? Is there anything you recommend I do? (3 Jan 2012)
  19. My daughter's blood sugars are usually elevated. Adjusting the Apidra by a unit causes either highs or lows and I am at a loss. Are her insulin doses not commensurate to her needs/weight? (21 Jun 2011)
  20. Here, in Colombia, I can get only one vial of lispro per month, but I may need to use more to combat highs. Can I use Regular for the times I run out of lispro? (4 Mar 2011)

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