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Other from 2001

  1. We are having all kinds of problems getting Our 12 year old daughter up in the morning. Is this normal? (29 Dec 2001)
  2. Are there any contraindications for a person with type 1 diabetes to undergo orthodontic treatment? (21 Dec 2001)
  3. Are there signs I should be watching for, and any dangers involved in massage therapy for people with type 1 diabetes? (21 Dec 2001)
  4. Does diabetes cause obesity or is diabetes linked to obese people? (17 Dec 2001)
  5. How can I become a diabetes nurse? What kind of courses do I need to take? (17 Dec 2001)
  6. Why do girls get type 1 diabetes earlier than boys? (15 Dec 2001)
  7. Has there been any research done on memory loss in people with diabetes? (14 Dec 2001)
  8. My son had a slight cold when he received his flu shot a few weeks ago and quickly became more ill and was diagnosed with a low grade pneumonia. Is there any connection? (14 Dec 2001)
  9. When will diabetologists recognize that emphasizing strict control in no way makes the patient healthier as a whole, but just substitutes one form of disease for another? (11 Dec 2001)
  10. Since the otologists are up on this, are the endocrinologists behind in acknowledging the link between diabetes and hearing loss? (4 Dec 2001)
  11. I have type 1 diabetes, my two year old son has been diagnosed with a potential growth hormone deficiency. I have several questions. (2 Dec 2001)
  12. If she can use a foot soaker, what should my mom do to protect her feet when using it? (29 Nov 2001)
  13. Are occasional trace ketones okay if they don't persist? (29 Nov 2001)
  14. Who is involved in the care of people with diabetes? What do they all do? (28 Nov 2001)
  15. Do you know of a connection between quitting smoking and changed insulin sensitivity? (26 Nov 2001)
  16. Is there any reason to hope the diabetes industry will ever choose to put itself out of business by giving us patients what we want? (26 Nov 2001)
  17. Is it really true that persons with diabetes shouldn't sit in a hot tub or whirlpool? If so, for what reason(s)? (23 Nov 2001)
  18. What would you say to a person with type 2 diabetes who would like to start taking colloidal minerals on a regular basis? (21 Nov 2001)
  19. Will a flu shot could cause a insulin reaction in a four year old who has type 1 diabetes? (17 Nov 2001)
  20. Does introducing an artificial hormone into the body pretty much in effect guarantee the shut down of the organ that is supposed to produce this hormone? (15 Nov 2001)
  21. How do I get my endocrinologist to understand me? (15 Nov 2001)
  22. My 15 year old son has diabetes, and I have noticed a big change in his underarm odor, even though he takes a couple of showers a day. (14 Nov 2001)
  23. Due to the recent events surrounding the possible threat of smallpox, can my child who has diabetes receive the immunization for smallpox? (12 Nov 2001)
  24. Can you give me any insight into an insulin dosage calculator wheel that helps determine how much insulin to use? (12 Nov 2001)
  25. Can my son, who has diabetes, be given the smallpox vaccine? (7 Nov 2001)
  26. Why can't my 71 year old grandmother use an electric heating blanket? (1 Nov 2001)
  27. Do you think it might be possible for a urinalysis to show positive to alcohol in a person with type 2 diabetes who has with a high blood sugar and who had not had a drink of alcohol? (30 Oct 2001)
  28. I am setting up a support group for adolescents with various adjustment problems to their diabetes. Are you aware of any literature which might help? (30 Oct 2001)
  29. If the CDC recommends that we begin vaccinations would our kids be first in line? How can we protect our kids dealing with diabetes too? (25 Oct 2001)
  30. I am 14 years old, and I am very interested in becoming a pediatric endocrinologist specializing in diabetes. (24 Oct 2001)
  31. When testing blood glucose before driving, what should you do if the reading is moderately high? (24 Oct 2001)
  32. My grandmother had type 2 diabetes. Can you please explain the waist to hip ratio? (17 Oct 2001)
  33. Is type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents taught in medical schools? (16 Oct 2001)
  34. I know that everyone has a slightly different renal threshold, but what is an average value for when glucose starts spilling into the urine? (15 Oct 2001)
  35. How do you explain to small children that their daddy has diabetes? (11 Oct 2001)
  36. Why can't people with type 1 diabetes who injected insulin from (something like) 1980 to 1996 donate blood? (3 Oct 2001)
  37. Can you donate blood if you have hypoglycemia? (2 Oct 2001)
  38. Do doctors tell parents that their children are prone to get type 2 diabetes before they develop it? (28 Sep 2001)
  39. My boyfriend went to the doctor about a month ago who said he was in perfect health, but I am still concerned and want to learn more. (25 Sep 2001)
  40. I want to change my career into an area in which I can help children with diabetes. (22 Sep 2001)
  41. If you cannot contact your doctor for an extended period and you feel strongly that a medication is having a bad effect on you, how should you proceed? (22 Sep 2001)
  42. My son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last week, and my mother-in-law told me that he would only live about ten years. (17 Sep 2001)
  43. My son developed a distinct odor in his urine and body sweat for about a week last month, even though he repeatedly tested negative for ketones and all blood sugars were normal. (17 Sep 2001)
  44. At what age is it appropriate to leave my 10 year old son alone for a few hours? (13 Sep 2001)
  45. What risks do I run by smoking an occasional cigarette (perhaps 10 a year, given my intake so far)? (10 Sep 2001)
  46. Diabetes is a very profitable disease for both drug companies and physicians. If diabetes is cured won't many drug companies suffer great financial losses? (6 Sep 2001)
  47. Do some kids just get ketones more often than others? (6 Sep 2001)
  48. I am a 16 years old girl, I have with type 1 diabetes, and I have not gotten my period in about two months. (5 Sep 2001)
  49. In the last month or so, my 13 year old daughter's hair has been falling out. Should I be concerned? (26 Aug 2001)
  50. I am worried about my 14 year old niece who weighs 250 pounds. What is the likelihood of her developing diabetes? What type of diet should I give her? (24 Aug 2001)
  51. What is the protocol for teens ages 15-18 to receive flu serum? (23 Aug 2001)
  52. Would elevated potassium levels affect your glucose levels? (23 Aug 2001)
  53. I'm 12 years old, I'm only about 4 feet, 10 inches tall, and most of the girls in my school are taller than me. How can I be taller? (21 Aug 2001)
  54. Can you give me ideas for some activities geared towards fostering self esteem in children with diabetes? (21 Aug 2001)
  55. Why are people with type 1 diabetes prohibited from donating blood or bone marrow? (7 Aug 2001)
  56. Could you tell me why pathology was unable to identify an insulinoma in the surgically removed part? (31 Jul 2001)
  57. Can a 40 year old person with type 1 diabetes have seizures for the very first time and become brain dead in a few minutes? (30 Jul 2001)
  58. Could you please tell me the age of the youngest person to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? (27 Jul 2001)
  59. I heard about a sheet to put over your mattress that will help to give you a hint before you go into a coma. Is are there one? (27 Jul 2001)
  60. Are people with type 1 diabetes considered to have weakened immune systems? (25 Jul 2001)
  61. Can you give me some more information on the history of treatment for diabetes? (23 Jul 2001)
  62. ? Are there any odors, from the breath or skin, that are associated with diabetes? (13 Jul 2001)
  63. My vision seems to be blurry, and I have to blink a few times so that it is clear. I have seen my doctor who says not to worry. Is this normal? (11 Jul 2001)
  64. Out of the blue, my son will feel like he is floating and say he feels almost like he can't feel his body. It lasts for about five to fifteen seconds. (18 Jun 2001)
  65. When my son-in-law declined to switch insulins, his doctor chastised him for being uncooperative and told him to find a new doctor. (18 Jun 2001)
  66. I have type 2 diabetes, and a lot of the time my cheeks are beet red and hot. Is this a relationship to the diabetes? (14 Jun 2001)
  67. Can you tell me about a urine test called microalbumin/creatinine ratio? Is it better than just a microalbumin urine test? (12 Jun 2001)
  68. I'm looking to purchase a small portable electric refrigeration/cooler unit to use in our hotel room when traveling for Insulin protection. (3 Jun 2001)
  69. When my granddaughter visits her father, she comes home with a glucose levels of 600 mg/dl [33.3 mmol/L] and above. (30 May 2001)
  70. My son's doctor wants him seen every three to four months, but his next opening is six months after his last appointment. Is this acceptable? (28 May 2001)
  71. Is testing for diabetes before operations routine in hospitals? (28 May 2001)
  72. Is it possible for very overweight people to get type 1? Does that mean that thin people can get type 2 diabetes? (26 May 2001)
  73. Isn't it possible for the ketone burning to be a result of his illness and not eating? (26 May 2001)
  74. Is there any possibility my son is cured? If so, for how long? (22 May 2001)
  75. Is there any correlation between Humalog, diabetes, and sun sensitivity? (10 May 2001)
  76. I am trying to locate some type of logbook that would enable me to keep track of meals (carbs and calories), glucose readings, and medication. (10 May 2001)
  77. My 16 year boy has had red flushed cheeks (like he has been exercising) since he has started on insulin two years ago! (8 May 2001)
  78. I am wondering how to handle drinking and diabetes. (7 May 2001)
  79. How can I make friends, co-workers, and family understand the importance of taking my medication and eating on time? (6 May 2001)
  80. Why do we not empower the patient? (30 Apr 2001)
  81. Does glucose harm people who don't have diabetes? (25 Apr 2001)
  82. What alternatives do I have in providing my son with the care he needs without having to quit my job? (25 Apr 2001)
  83. Is it reasonable for me to request that my son not wash tables because of multiple fingersticks and the questionable sanitary status of this water? (24 Apr 2001)
  84. I have type 1 diabetes and painful neuropathy in my forearms. I want to get a tattoo on the lower part of my leg, but I'm not sure it's a good idea. (24 Apr 2001)
  85. What is the effect of type 1 diabetes on the growth in 16 year olds? (24 Apr 2001)
  86. At what age do teenagers generally "graduate" from seeing a pediatric endocrinologist? (23 Apr 2001)
  87. After having blood transfusions, can the blood make your glucose lower? (17 Apr 2001)
  88. Could you please let me know one IU of a medicine is equal to how many milligrams? (11 Apr 2001)
  89. My son has always had a difficult time having a bowel movement, and since the diagnosis of diabetes, it has become worse. Any suggestions? (10 Apr 2001)
  90. I want to consult a local doctor for my 16 year old, but was told I could not have an initial visit without her. (10 Apr 2001)
  91. Do you know of someone I may be able to connect with to discuss what psycho-social issues they discuss with the younger age group? (29 Mar 2001)
  92. I have great control of my diabetes, and I am interested in participating in Survivor (the TV show). Do you see this as a possibility for me? (28 Mar 2001)
  93. The one concern on my mind is what options the Army might offer me as a future insulin dependent soldier. (26 Mar 2001)
  94. What are the recommendations concerning colonoscopy for people with type 1 diabetes? (19 Mar 2001)
  95. The dentist refused to put braces on my daughter because she diabetes. Are there any dentists who specialize in treating people with diabetes? (18 Mar 2001)
  96. All of my family is saying that I treat my son like a baby, and although I know that this is true, I feel like I need to protect him now more than ever. (18 Mar 2001)
  97. Should I make my daughter go to diabetes camp? (13 Mar 2001)
  98. A friend of mine just found out that her unborn baby has full blown diabetes. What kind of complications can that have on her and the unborn child? (13 Mar 2001)
  99. Do children with diabetes have a different smell? (10 Mar 2001)
  100. How fast can blood glucose change in humans? (8 Mar 2001)
  101. What are the current statistics on people with diabetes? How close is possible cure other than surgery? (5 Mar 2001)
  102. I have had type 1 diabetes for 14 years. I recently read a book that said one lives, on average, 50 years with the disease. Is this true? (15 Feb 2001)
  103. Does diabetes affect your immune system? (15 Feb 2001)
  104. We want to begin educating our 11 1/2 year old son about complications. Can you recommend some age-appropriate resources? (15 Feb 2001)
  105. I am frustrated by responses stating that stomachaches are psychological once other physical causes have been eliminated. (8 Feb 2001)
  106. Some people tell me that the insulin I am taking will get marijuana out of my system quicker than in someone who does not have diabetes. Is this true? (24 Jan 2001)
  107. A few months ago, I found out my black lab has diabetes, and I now have a lot of trouble regulating his insulin. What should I do? Any suggestions? (23 Jan 2001)
  108. What should be the limits of blood sugar for a 50 year old person? What should be the normal limits of blood pressure for a 50 year old person? (22 Jan 2001)
  109. Has any group of people with type 1 diabetes been tested for the 25-OH-D vitamin D deficiency? (20 Jan 2001)
  110. Why and how does diabetes affect dental implants? (19 Jan 2001)
  111. Where can I find statistics for the number of children under five with diabetes in the United Kingdom? (11 Jan 2001)

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