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  1. My teen grandson refuses to take of his diabetes, has been hospitalized frequently, usually in DKA. What can we do to help him? (25 Feb 2016)
  2. Diagnosed nine years ago, my daughter seems to be suffering from diabetes burnout, does not want to discuss it, seems sad at times. How can I help her? (28 Jan 2015)
  3. My teen son is lonely and depressed, has developed bad habits, including rage bolusing. He refuses to go to therapy. What do you recommend? (18 Jul 2013)
  4. My daughter has issues with hygiene, self-esteem, petty thefts, possibly depression, maybe related to her diabetes. Where can we find help for her? (5 Jun 2013)
  5. My teen son checks his blood sugar only once or twice a day, refuses to upload his numbers from the pump or get blood work, and will not discuss his diabetes with me. What should I do? (27 Mar 2013)
  6. How can I assist a four-year-old in understanding he is just like other children even if he has type 1 diabetes? (30 Jul 2012)
  7. Most antidepressants seem to cause low blood sugars. Is there a safer medication or treatment for those with type 1 who are suffering from mild depession and anxiety? (27 Mar 2012)
  8. My teen daughter has been having problems with scar tissue at her pump sites so she has virtually given up on taking care of herself. How can I help her deal with this? (9 Aug 2010)
  9. Since a recent stomach bug and bad low, my young son isn't eating much at all. Is it possible he is developing some early form of anorexia? (20 Jul 2010)
  10. My son adjusted to his diagnosis quickly in early 2009, but, recently, has become very anxious, both at school and at home. How can I help him get beyond the anxiety? (4 May 2010)
  11. After 10 years with type 1, I am tired of injections. Is there any way to get a "normal" life? I am thin. How can I gain weight? (19 Jan 2010)
  12. My daughter often complains about feeling like her blood sugar is high or low when it's not. She doesn't think it's associated with depression. What can we do about this? (19 Dec 2009)
  13. I have type 2, am very distressed and discouraged. I am a burden to my parents. Here in India, I can't get married when I become of age. How can I manage my life with diabetes? (16 Nov 2009)
  14. My 22-year-old son was just diagnosed. He is depressed and doesn't want to seek medical help. What can I do to help him? What kinds of foods can he have? (18 Oct 2009)
  15. Our teen daughter took an overdose of insulin two days ago and just doesn't want to take care of her diabetes. Is such behavior typical of most teens? (22 May 2009)
  16. My teen daughter, diagnosed with type 1 in 1996, often neglects her diabetes care. How can I help her get back on track? (21 Nov 2008)
  17. Now a young adult, my daughter is tired of diabetes. Are there any books to help her cope? Are there any new developments on the horizon? (19 Nov 2008)
  18. My son has had severe mood swings for two years. Are these related to diabetes, with which he was just diagnosed? (22 Sep 2008)
  19. I have a patient with type 1 who has behavioral issues. How can I determine how much his diabetes is affecting his behavior? (21 Feb 2008)
  20. I once had a low for which I needed to eat quite a lot to get back in range. Now, I tend to overeat and run high because I'm afraid to go low and not be able to recover. What should I do? (14 Nov 2007)

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