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  1. The doctor has said my son has become insulin resistant. What can you tell me about this condition? (30 Dec 2005)
  2. My friend, who takes no pills for his type 2 or Hepatitis C, has periods of confusion/forgetfulness. Could this be from a combination of the diseases? (30 Dec 2005)
  3. Although my blood sugars are in range, I have a long gap between lunch and dinner. Is it okay to have this gap between meals? (30 Dec 2005)
  4. We don't seem to get much out of our diabetes appointments so I don't take my son as often as recommended. Why are we supposed to go every three months? (26 Dec 2005)
  5. After having poor control counting carbohydrates, an internist suggested calorie counting for dosing insulin. What can you tell me about this method? (26 Dec 2005)
  6. What can you tell me about cyproterone acetate (Diane 35)? What should my health care team do for my PCOS? (26 Dec 2005)
  7. I have a relative with type 1 who has not taken care of himself for over 30 years. What is the long-term impact on his behavior and thought process? (26 Dec 2005)
  8. My four year old, diagnosed about a year ago, is always tired. Could this be related to her diabetes? (22 Dec 2005)
  9. My mother developed shingles, then had her gall bladder removed. A week later, she developed severe nausea and vomiting. Is it related to her diabetes? (22 Dec 2005)
  10. Is it true that diabetes can cause you to not have your period until a later age? (22 Dec 2005)
  11. My friend's son was diagnosed with diabetes in August. His blood sugars, controlled by insulin, are up and down. Will he recover from this type of diabetes? (22 Dec 2005)
  12. Do you recommend any particular electronic scale for carbohydrate counting? (21 Dec 2005)
  13. Should I have my daughter tested for monogenic diabetes? (21 Dec 2005)
  14. Where can I find "cartoon-like" posters that show the symptoms of both hypo-and hyperglycemia? (21 Dec 2005)
  15. As a school aide, I was asked to train to check blood sugars for a student. I'm concerned because I'm not a health care professional. How is this handled elsewhere? (20 Dec 2005)
  16. How do I keep my blood sugar under control? (19 Dec 2005)
  17. My blood sugars have been elevated, but the doctor has not put me on medication. My potassium level was elevated, too. Is this related to my diabetes? (19 Dec 2005)
  18. The week before menses, I need to double my insulin due to resistance. Is this normal? (19 Dec 2005)
  19. Diagnosed with type 1.5 diabetes, my doctor wants me to take Byetta instead of insulin. What is its downside? Would it give me better control? (19 Dec 2005)
  20. My sister was recently diagnosed with borderline diabetes that she controls with diet and exercise. What range should her blood sugars be? (15 Dec 2005)
  21. If attendance at a medical conference is tax deductible, are diabetes camp expenses deductible? (15 Dec 2005)
  22. Because he is obese and does not take of his diabetes, my husband needs to find a facility where he can get help. Do you know of one in the New York area? (15 Dec 2005)
  23. To lose weight, my doctor suggested I substitute Byetta for my Lantus, but I read that Byetta is not for people with type 1. What should I do? (15 Dec 2005)
  24. My daughter was put on, then taken off, an oral medication because of an increased liver count. Should we be concerned? (15 Dec 2005)
  25. Is there any scale or book that helps with the time of breakdown for high fat foods for square and dual waves? (14 Dec 2005)
  26. My son requires an extended basal increase whenever he eats pasta, bread and tortillas. Could he have celiac even though he has tested negative for it? (13 Dec 2005)
  27. I accidentally injected myself with 72 units of air. What can happen? (9 Dec 2005)
  28. When my stepson was hospitalized for vomiting, the doctor said it was "blood sugar poisoning." What is this? How did he get it? (9 Dec 2005)
  29. Why is it that my mother's insulin does not control her blood sugars better? Does she need a diet or other precautions? (9 Dec 2005)
  30. I have two nephews with recurring MRSA infections. Can you tell me how this can affect my son, who has type 1? Is it safe for him to play with his cousins? (9 Dec 2005)
  31. After more than 15 years with diabetes, I have neuropathy and gastroparesis. Also, my sex drive has been reduced. Is this related to my diabetes? (9 Dec 2005)
  32. My dad was recently in DKA. They said his pH was low and that he should not have survived. How many others have been in similar situations? (7 Dec 2005)
  33. Due to a pharmaceutical error, my husband took some steroids in an unusual manner. Could this have caused him to develop diabetes? (6 Dec 2005)
  34. Is there an enzyme to protect pre-pubertal children from blood sugar swings? I am worried about a student whose mom won't keep us informed of his daily care. Do you have any advice? (2 Dec 2005)
  35. I've had diabetes for 26 years. During the past 10 years, I've had six to eight "systemic allergic reactions" shortly after injecting my insulin. What causes them? (30 Nov 2005)
  36. First diagnosed with type 2, I was re-diagnosed with type 1, then maybe back to type 2. Are there factors that can effect my C-Peptide? (30 Nov 2005)
  37. Have you ever heard of aspartame causing elevating blood glucose levels? (30 Nov 2005)
  38. My 25 year old daughter is on a pump and takes Symlin. She often has insulin resistance that causes highs and a sick feeling. What is your opinion? (30 Nov 2005)
  39. What yearly laboratory tests should a diabetic patient have? When should they be done? (29 Nov 2005)
  40. My son was recently diagnosed with hyperactive insulin response. What should his postmeal target blood sugars be? Is he at risk for diabetes? (29 Nov 2005)
  41. My teen daughter has had several episodes of low blood sugars with moderate to high ketones. She needed glucose I.V.s What could be causing these? (29 Nov 2005)
  42. One of my students has high lunch time blood sugars. We have called the parents and talked with the student. What else can we do? (29 Nov 2005)
  43. Because of recent lows, should I get a prescription for D50 to give myself an I.V.? I'm concerned that glucagon would interfere with my beta blocker. (28 Nov 2005)
  44. Can blood sugar levels affect clear, reasonable thinking? (27 Nov 2005)
  45. I recently had various tests done and the doctor said I have an insulinoma. If this were true, how could I also have diabetes? Can you help me understand this? (26 Nov 2005)
  46. My vision is blurry and I sometimes get weak. My blood sugar varies a bit at these times. What does this mean? (26 Nov 2005)
  47. Since my diagnosis with type 1 about a year ago, I am getting shorter. I am now the shortest in my grade. Did my diabetes cause this? (25 Nov 2005)
  48. I recently started on prednisone after an asthma attack. I now have increased thirst and urination. Are these side effects or have I developed diabetes? (23 Nov 2005)
  49. We've been told to treat the scab on a patient's foot "conservatively" by applying Betadine. What "conservative" treatment do you recommend? (23 Nov 2005)
  50. Where can I find information about sponsorship to the CWD conferences? (21 Nov 2005)
  51. My daughter may be intolerant to the preservative metacresol in insulin. Since she has type 1 and needs insulin, what should we do? (21 Nov 2005)
  52. I am an organ donor and have two children with type 1. Is there a way to specify that my organs would go to my children? (21 Nov 2005)
  53. When do you have to check for ketones? Do I have to check for them just because I have a cold? (19 Nov 2005)
  54. I've had an itchy rash and lightheadedness. The doctor checked my blood sugar. Can they make a diagnosis of diabetes based on this test? (18 Nov 2005)
  55. Are things like juice and dessert detrimental to the health of a person with type 1? Would a lack of sleep be harmful? (14 Nov 2005)
  56. Can you develop diabetes from eating too much chocolate? (14 Nov 2005)
  57. I read that glucose from food cannot be absorbed through the lining of the check. What do you know about this? (13 Nov 2005)
  58. Both my children have abnormal blood sugars. Can they have pre-diabetes for type 1? Where can I find help? (11 Nov 2005)
  59. I am a Canadian interested in having my son participate in a research study in Florida. Is there any help to cover travel costs in order to participate? (11 Nov 2005)
  60. Can one child be given diabetes from the other child through blood sticks or a needle stick? (9 Nov 2005)
  61. Do people with diabetes experience changes in stool color? (8 Nov 2005)
  62. My cousin's doctor wants to test her twice for gestational diabetes since she already has a daughter with diabetes. Is she at higher risk? (4 Nov 2005)
  63. Participating in the SEARCH study, I was positive for GAD antibodies. Am I at risk for type 1 or not? Can you help me understand this? (2 Nov 2005)
  64. I am newly diagnosed with type 2. My nurse practitioner now wants me to undergo blood work and an ultrasound. Are these normal procedures? (30 Oct 2005)
  65. My daughter is taking Avandia for hypoglycemia. She has missed two periods. Is a weight loss disorder causing the missed periods? (28 Oct 2005)
  66. After starting on 30/70 insulin, I got a rash on my leg that has since spread to other parts of my body. Is it possible I am allergic to the insulin? (26 Oct 2005)
  67. Recently, I had two test results I do not understand, for "Appearance S" and "Creatine Kinase." What are these tests? Should I be concerned? (26 Oct 2005)
  68. My young daughter has a linea nigra. Is this related to diabetes, insulin resistance or a sex hormone imbalance due to drugs or disease? (24 Oct 2005)
  69. Where can my husband find French-language books about type 1 diabetes? (24 Oct 2005)
  70. Lately, I have had breath that smells like rotten eggs and diarrhea. Why is this happening? (22 Oct 2005)
  71. After 27 years, I had three days of perfect blood sugars, even though I had done nothing differently. Why is this? Can a pancreas start working again? (22 Oct 2005)
  72. Does type 1 diabetes, the medicine, or a combination of both cause sexual dysfunction in women? (22 Oct 2005)
  73. Why does my fasting blood sugar increase one to two hours after awakening? I have seen it increase even if I have not eaten. (19 Oct 2005)
  74. As a child gets older, do the chances of having to use glucagon decrease? Is an adult less likely to need to use glucagon than a child? (19 Oct 2005)
  75. Could unexpected highs in a 15 year old female be due to hormonal shifts of adolescents? They are not related to menses. (19 Oct 2005)
  76. Is there that much difference in a glucometer reading and a venipuncture laboratory reading? (18 Oct 2005)
  77. My daughter has daily low blood sugars, then highs at night. Without corrections, she's in range in the morning. And, she's in range during the day without any insulin. How do you explain this? (18 Oct 2005)
  78. How long does it take for simple sugars to reach the blood stream and affect the person? What would be deemed a high blood sugar level? (17 Oct 2005)
  79. When my son was diagnosed, I was told it would take a few weeks to get control. It's been four months. How can I achieve better control? (17 Oct 2005)
  80. Do people who are antibody negative have more or less susceptibility to long term complications? How does their control compare to those who are antibody positive? (15 Oct 2005)
  81. Once damaged, can one's kidneys be repaired? What is a diabetes team? (15 Oct 2005)
  82. As a paraprofessional in a classroom, how do I work with a child with diabetes? What symptoms do I need to look out for since I have diabetes in my family? (15 Oct 2005)
  83. Do kids with diabetes have a "compromised" or a "dysfunctional" immune system? (15 Oct 2005)
  84. I smoke marijuana daily. How does smoking marijuana affect my diabetes? (13 Oct 2005)
  85. Our daughter was diagnosed with type 1 in February 2005. Why did the hospital advise that she and other family members get a flu shot? (12 Oct 2005)
  86. I read about hyperglycemia being a cause seizures. Where can I find more information? (10 Oct 2005)
  87. I have no job or health insurance and need insulin. I've had diabetes for 11 years and have neuropathy. What do you suggest? (10 Oct 2005)
  88. I've had a transient increase in urination, but the laboratory says I do not have diabetes. I do have calcium oxalate in my urine. What do I have? (10 Oct 2005)
  89. My daughter goes through unexplained periods of insulin resistance. We've tried to determine why, but can't. What could we have overlooked? (10 Oct 2005)
  90. Recently, our daughter was low so we gave her glucose. Then, with a "normal" blood sugar, she had a grand mal seizure. What could have caused it? (9 Oct 2005)
  91. I had gestational diabetes and low amniotic fluid while pregnant with my daughter. Can this cause speech or developmental delays? (7 Oct 2005)
  92. What can I feed my son at night to help prevent low blood sugars at 3 a.m.? Where are support groups in my area? (5 Oct 2005)
  93. Do you have any information on how blood glucose meters actually work? (4 Oct 2005)
  94. Is DDAVP the best choice for the treatment of bed wetting? My son's bed wetting his bed has gotten worse since he started on Lantus. (4 Oct 2005)
  95. Why would a female in good control of her diabetes have high DHEAS levels? Would metformin help reduce the level? (30 Sep 2005)
  96. Can you comment on the safety of mixing the drugs I am taking? (30 Sep 2005)
  97. My brother has a heart condition, diabetes and smokes. He continues to eat a lot of sweets. What will all of these bad habits do in the long run? (30 Sep 2005)
  98. The pharmacist said that even sugar free cough drops will affect my daughter's blood sugars. Are there any that won't do so? (30 Sep 2005)
  99. Someone told me about some boys who were diagnosed with type 1 at an early age, then grew out of the disease around puberty. What is this? (30 Sep 2005)
  100. Several maternal relatives have/had type 1 and I've had it for 21 years. since I don't have complications yet, could I have some protective enzyme? (29 Sep 2005)
  101. My 12 month old has had diabetes for three months. Since getting her immunizations three weeks ago, her blood sugars are higher. Why is this? (26 Sep 2005)
  102. Can someone with type 2 on oral medication donate blood? (26 Sep 2005)
  103. Why do I get thirsty when my blood sugars are high? (26 Sep 2005)
  104. Where can I find information on diabetes that is written in Greek? (26 Sep 2005)
  105. Eight years ago, I was diagnosed with type 1, but may have type 1.5. I take Avandamet with Lantus and Humalog. Are there dangers mixing the pills and insulin? (23 Sep 2005)
  106. Is there funding or other help for our family to attend a conference for much needed information and support? (22 Sep 2005)
  107. After several treatments, the ulcer on my husband's toe is almost gone, but the toe still appears swollen and deformed. Is this its new normal appearance? (22 Sep 2005)
  108. My son, diagnosed with type 1 three years ago, sometimes cannot sleep or sleeps excessively. What could be going on? (21 Sep 2005)
  109. My daughter has hypothyroidism and has developed abscesses on her body. Could these mean she has diabetes? (21 Sep 2005)
  110. The ophthalmologist said my son needs glasses. Could this be related to his high blood sugars at his recent diagnosis. What should I do? (21 Sep 2005)
  111. My daughter has lower blood sugars when taking Sulfatrim pediatric. Why is this drug not given to people with type 1? Could my daughter have type 2? (20 Sep 2005)
  112. I cannot take sildenafil. Are there any other drugs for treating sexual dysfunction that do not interact with blood pressure medications and affect diabetes? (20 Sep 2005)
  113. My son has some symptoms of diabetes and occasional high blood sugars. He is taking melatonin. Could the melatonin help him if he is developing diabetes? (19 Sep 2005)
  114. If someone is to have fasting blood work to test for diabetes, will the test be affected if he/she drinks a Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi before the test? (17 Sep 2005)
  115. Are there any medical alert bracelets with timers in them? (16 Sep 2005)
  116. I have low fructosamine. What does that mean? (14 Sep 2005)
  117. The ENT wants to remove my daughter's adenoids and tonsils. What impact will her diabetes have on her healing time? Will she have higher blood sugars after the procedure? (13 Sep 2005)
  118. My son's blood sugar was 138 mg/dl [7.7 mmol/L] random and 95 mg/dl [5.3 mmol/L] fasting when I took him to have a boil examined. Why such a difference in his blood sugar? (12 Sep 2005)
  119. After 11 years with diabetes, I now break out in hives when my blood sugar is high. Have you heard of this? (12 Sep 2005)
  120. My daughter's gymnastics coach keeps asking about my daughter's blood sugars and weight. What is my daughter's privacy right in this situation? (10 Sep 2005)
  121. Is it normal for your blood sugar to rapidly fall and increase when you eat? (9 Sep 2005)
  122. I believe my diabetes was caused by the Accutane I took about 18 months earlier. Has there been any research done on this? (8 Sep 2005)
  123. My mother has had type 1 for over 40 years. She has frequent violent seizures. She refuses to get help. Can insulin cause weight loss? (6 Sep 2005)
  124. My daughter had a seizure last night. I was unable to check her blood sugar, but I gave her glucagon. Was this the right option? What if she had been high? (1 Sep 2005)
  125. After a year on Clomid, I still have not conceived. I've had type 1 for over 10 years. How difficult is it for someone like me to conceive? (30 Aug 2005)
  126. My father has type 2 and has just been put on insulin. Will he be able to continue to be a truck driver? (30 Aug 2005)
  127. Does anyone have recent experience visiting Disney or Universal in Orlando with a diabetic child? Do they provide special passes to avoid long lines? (26 Aug 2005)
  128. If I try over-the-counter diet pills, such as TrimSpa, how will my diabetes be affected? (22 Aug 2005)
  129. I have a student with type 1 who is always complaining about feeling poorly. She says she wasn't educated about diabetes. How can I help her? (22 Aug 2005)
  130. Before his diagnosis with diabetes, my son had a low creatinine level and a high BUN/creatinine level. Should I have the tests run again? Is there anything else to do? (19 Aug 2005)
  131. Since my daughter has diabetes due to a total pancreatectomy, is she less likely to develop celiac disease? (15 Aug 2005)
  132. What matters more, the overall level of blood sugars or spikes in blood sugar? I have type 2 and see spikes after weight lifting and overnight. (15 Aug 2005)
  133. After a 33 pound weight loss, I am still losing weight. Does this mean my insulin resistance is declining? How can I get this measured? (12 Aug 2005)
  134. I thought you needed to be GAD positive to be diagnosed with type 1. My GAD was not positive. Will I develop a positive GAD in time? (11 Aug 2005)
  135. My wife had a low blood sugar when we were at the pediatrician's office with our infant. Will lows have any reflection on her as a mother? (11 Aug 2005)
  136. Since I am having higher blood sugars, over 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L], several times a day, is my honeymoon over? I was diagnosed two months ago. (7 Aug 2005)
  137. I recently read about Insulate Plus for Diabetes. Is this safe for a 12 year old to take? (6 Aug 2005)
  138. My daughter primarily uses Lantus to control her diabetes. Could she have a tumor in her pancreas producing insulin? Could she still be in her honeymoon? (3 Aug 2005)
  139. Due to severe atrophy at her pump site areas, so the doctor has switched my daughter from NovoLog to Humalog. Is she allergic to her insulin? (3 Aug 2005)
  140. As I am newly returned to the workplace, what diabetes supplies should I have with me? I usually carry a meter, glucose tablets and crackers. (3 Aug 2005)
  141. My daughter, who has type 1, may get aid for college by indicating she is disabled. Is this appropriate? Where can I find information on the ADA's definition of disabled? (2 Aug 2005)
  142. Do you know of any residential type settings for teens with diabetes who also suffer from emotional/behavioral problems? (2 Aug 2005)
  143. My son is says his vision is blurry. His eye exam was fine as are his A1cs and blood sugars. What could be causing this? (2 Aug 2005)
  144. What can you tell me about a phenomenon called "Double Diabetes" where someone has type 1 and then develops symptoms of type 2? (30 Jul 2005)
  145. At a urine drug screening, I tested positive for alcohol, but I do not drink. I had taken no insulin for three days before the test. Can you help me figure this out? (27 Jul 2005)
  146. My boyfriend occasionally has cramps, bloating, gas and diarrhea for hours and all night. Could this be Irritable Bowel Syndrome or something else? (26 Jul 2005)
  147. Sometimes, when I eat too much sugar, my blood pressure goes up. What can I do to lower it? Can lime water or coconut water help? (22 Jul 2005)
  148. We are considering switching to a needle-less injection system for our young daughter. Do they work well? Are they safe for children? (22 Jul 2005)
  149. I have relatively good control of my diabetes, but am urinating small amount of pale urine. What could be causing this? (19 Jul 2005)
  150. I have a low sex drive and loose erections. Is this related to my diabetes or mental stress? Will I be impotent the rest of my life? (19 Jul 2005)
  151. We are moving to Winnipeg, Canada this year and need to change our daughter's insulin to one available there. Where can we find a diabetes team? (18 Jul 2005)
  152. Is there a correlation between high blood sugars and the viscosity of blood? My husband says our son's blood drips faster when he's high. (18 Jul 2005)
  153. My friend, age 51, diagnosed with type 1 at age 16 is having morning lows since starting menopause. Why is this? What should she do? (17 Jul 2005)
  154. My three year old has had diabetes for about a year and continues to have problems potty training. Is this because of her diabetes? (16 Jul 2005)
  155. My niece was diagnosed with type 1 after being on a steroid treatment. Is there any research on this? What tests can she have to confirm her diagnosis? (16 Jul 2005)
  156. Born with nesidioblastosis, I've had diabetes for three years. Are my weight gain, acne, mood swings, and irregular menstrual cycles related to the removal of my pancreas? (16 Jul 2005)
  157. My daughter has had type 1 for over a year. I suspect she has ADHD. Would medications for this affect her glucose control? (13 Jul 2005)
  158. Do you have any positive feedback on the non-prescription drugs Diabeticine or Geobetic? (13 Jul 2005)
  159. My husband has had good control of his diabetes, but had two seizures in the last eight months. Are they affecting our ability to conceive? (13 Jul 2005)
  160. I just noticed that my daughter's feet are peeling on the bottom. She has type 1 diabetes. Should I be concerned? (12 Jul 2005)
  161. Does type 1 diabetes make one more intolerant to cold? (30 Jun 2005)
  162. What laboratory tests distinguish type 1 diabetes, type 1.5 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes? (30 Jun 2005)
  163. My husband and I plan to travel to China to adopt a child. We are unsure about traveling with our four year old who has type 1. What are your thoughts? (30 Jun 2005)
  164. I've had dehydration and nausea while training for an ultramarathon. A doctor said that diabetics cannot stay ahead of the dehydration. What should I do? (29 Jun 2005)
  165. Can a person with type 1 diabetes take amino acids to aid in weight loss? (29 Jun 2005)
  166. Is there any reason to be concerned about my daughter's recent test results? She doesn't see her endocrinologist until September. (29 Jun 2005)
  167. My son has glucose intolerance, with normal fasting blood sugars. Is there anything to do about the blood sugar swings he is having? (26 Jun 2005)
  168. My daughter has had insulin edema since about a month after her diagnosis with type 1. Is it normal for insulin edema to last so long? (25 Jun 2005)
  169. Why did they ask me about diabetes based upon a high cholesterol reading? (21 Jun 2005)
  170. If my children follow a healthy diet and are physically active, will it delay or prevent the onset of diabetes, if they are genetically predisposed? (16 Jun 2005)
  171. My teen daughter had some symptoms of diabetes. Her C-peptide and insulin levels were elevated when she had a GTT. What does this mean? (16 Jun 2005)
  172. When younger, I had anorexia nervosa. Now, I have type 2. Is there a connection between these two? (16 Jun 2005)
  173. Can you recommend books or articles about the effects of normal growth and development on children with type 1 diabetes? (15 Jun 2005)
  174. Can seasonal allergies, specifically those caused by tree pollen, raise blood sugar? (15 Jun 2005)
  175. How can I get over my fear of injections? (15 Jun 2005)
  176. My daughter, who is breast feeding, experienced high blood sugar during the night. Will the milk be affected to where it would harm the baby? (15 Jun 2005)
  177. Has anyone considered the possibility of passing on the antibodies that destroy the insulin-producing cells to others through blood transfusions? (13 Jun 2005)
  178. How many children have been diagnosed with type 1 after their 18 month vaccinations? How many toddlers have diabetes? (13 Jun 2005)
  179. Can you help me understand my son's antibody test results? I want to know if they mean he will develop type 1. (13 Jun 2005)
  180. What causes hyperglycemic seizures? (13 Jun 2005)
  181. My son takes more long-acting insulin than others with his age and size. Will his insulin requirements increase as he ages? Will he become insulin resistant? (8 Jun 2005)
  182. My daughter, who has type 1, has constant yeast infections as well as frequent migraines and urinary tract infections. What should I do? (8 Jun 2005)
  183. My brother has type 1. His doctor has given him Lente only. His blood sugars, when checked, are very high. Is there a better insulin for him? (8 Jun 2005)
  184. I was told that chromium vanadium will lower my blood sugar. How long does it work? (8 Jun 2005)
  185. I have both type 1 diabetes and Stein-Leventhal (PCOS). What are the chances I will have insulin resistance as well? (6 Jun 2005)
  186. I was interested in donating bone marrow, but rejected because of my type 1 diabetes. They said it would put me at risk. Why is this? (6 Jun 2005)
  187. I am an American living in West Africa. Where might I be able to get Lantus in Nigeria? I may run out before I return to the U.S. (4 Jun 2005)
  188. I'm 18 and moving from Israel to Chicago in three months. How can I find a doctor? Is there a university hospital with a diabetes clinic? (1 Jun 2005)
  189. I know two men, both of whom were frequently in DKA, who had sudden cardiac death and fatty livers. Is this related to the "dead in bed" syndrome? (31 May 2005)
  190. Insulin gave me a bloated stomach so I stopped taking it. It came back when I resumed insulin. Is it going to go away? Is this a normal side effect? (30 May 2005)
  191. Is there cause for concern when a 5 year old non-diabetic has ketones in her urine several times over the course of six weeks? (29 May 2005)
  192. Since his stomach flu, I've reduced my son's insulin because of lows.The doctor said he might be producing insulin again. Is this possible six years after diagnosis? (28 May 2005)
  193. I have a massive lump of fatty-like tissue on my upper legs from not rotating injection sites. How can I get rid of this damaged tissue? (25 May 2005)
  194. In January, my daughter was diagnosed with insulin resistance and put on Glucophage XR. But, her fasting insulin level tripled. Why would this have happened? (23 May 2005)
  195. I am a high school junior and I've had diabetes for 12 years. Is there any way I can join the U.S. military? I'd like to serve in the medical branch. (23 May 2005)
  196. Both of my grandsons were diagnosed with diabetes. Could there possibly be a link between their "mental health" medications and the diabetes? (23 May 2005)
  197. Last night, my three year old was low and had a convulsion, without losing consciousness. Are convulsions common for people with low blood sugars? (23 May 2005)
  198. Twice a year, my son's tests include an injection of glucagon into his arm. Why is done? Is this a standard test? (23 May 2005)
  199. My daughter has developed an allergy to the tape that holds her infusion sets. Are there any other options, such as "PVC-free" canulas? (21 May 2005)
  200. What are the risks to a child who is found low during the night? For a sleeping child, is there a point at which the child's brain may be affected? (21 May 2005)
  201. My fasting blood sugars are somewhat elevated. I had my gallbladder removed 20 years ago. So, is this from the bile running through my system all night? (20 May 2005)
  202. My 18 year old son is moving back to my home. His previous physicians have retired. How do I go about assembling a diabetes team for a young adult? (20 May 2005)
  203. Should the parent(s) of a child with diabetes train someone to care for their child's diabetes in case of parental absence? (18 May 2005)
  204. Some nights, we have to treat our son's lows with juice every two hours throughout the night. The doctor suspects an absorption problem. Are there certain juices that are absorbed more easily? (18 May 2005)
  205. What kind of support is available for children with diabetes and their families in the United Kingdom? (18 May 2005)
  206. For the past six weeks, my blood sugars have been very high. I am thirsty, nauseous, and tired. Is it okay to wait six more weeks to see an endocrinologist? (17 May 2005)
  207. During my 14 year's old menstrual periods, she is having clotted blood. Does her diabetes have anything to do with this clotting? (15 May 2005)
  208. Is it normal to regularly have glucose spilling over into my urine, as high as 2000 mg/dL, when my blood sugar indicates I'm in the normal range? (14 May 2005)
  209. What can happen to a person who has a blood sugar level over 400 mg/dl [22.2 mmol/L]? (14 May 2005)
  210. If I understand correctly, metformin makes the type 2 diabetic more sensitive to the insulin they produce. Why isn't it given to people with type 1? (13 May 2005)
  211. My daughter was diagnosed in October 2004. How do I get others involved in her care? Is she hitting me because I am the only one doing her diabetes care? (13 May 2005)
  212. My youngest daughter has tested as high risk for developing diabetes. What are the normal values for a non-diabetic? (11 May 2005)
  213. Do you have any guidance or advice on handling the emotional/social side of this disease? My four year old is starting to ask questions about her diabetes. (11 May 2005)
  214. My daughter has dark spots that have spread from her ankles. A podiatrist thinks it is diabetes. Could it be diabetes or cancer? (7 May 2005)
  215. Is it safe for my nine year old daughter to use a sauna? We are installing one in our home. (7 May 2005)
  216. When I feel hungry, I get the shakes and have headaches. Should I see a doctor? (2 May 2005)
  217. My young son has no pancreatic function. What are the chances his pancreas will die off and cause an infection or complicate his health? (2 May 2005)
  218. Some have said that Roux-en-Y surgery is a "cure." Am I correct in that it is not, even for type 2s, if they resume a diet of "junk food?" (30 Apr 2005)
  219. I take oral medications. Why is it that, sometimes, my blood sugar is higher in the morning? Why does it go up after I exercise in the morning, without eating? (30 Apr 2005)
  220. When on Sulfatrim for an infection, my daughter's blood sugars were well controlled. I had to lower her insulin to prevent lows. Was this affect from the drug? (29 Apr 2005)
  221. My boyfriend is on a pump and is taking Humalog. Does this take away his sex drive? (28 Apr 2005)
  222. I stopped using my legs and arms for injections 15 years ago because of large lumps, which still exist. Is there anything I can do to get rid of them other than surgery? (28 Apr 2005)
  223. My daughter was recently diagnosed with type 1. Should I pursue finding a specialist to care for her? What can you tell me about ketone testing? (27 Apr 2005)
  224. My mom is in a diabetic coma. She is on a ventilator. What can we do to help her? (27 Apr 2005)
  225. Is it true that the body continuously makes beta cells, but in a person with type one, they are destroyed as fast as they are made? (27 Apr 2005)
  226. My doctor wants to test my fasting blood sugars, then maybe an OGTT since I've had random high blood sugars. Could the highs be related to my medications? (27 Apr 2005)
  227. Could you provide a guide for those of us who are sending our children with diabetes off to college, especially for those far from home? (27 Apr 2005)
  228. I watch a four year old whose diabetes is porrly controlled. How can his blood sugars be controlled better? Were his recent hives from too much insulin? (26 Apr 2005)
  229. A rheumatologist has said my daughter's fluctuating ANA levels are related to her diabetes. What should I ask at her next appointment with the rheumatologist? (24 Apr 2005)
  230. Can type 2 diabetes casue a pinched nerve? (22 Apr 2005)
  231. My son has painful red-like blisters on his feet. What do I do? (17 Apr 2005)
  232. How will masturbation affect my blood sugar? (17 Apr 2005)
  233. Have you ever heard of diabetics getting false positive mononucleosis tests? (17 Apr 2005)
  234. My teen daughter, who has been having problems with her periods, recently had blood in her urine at the doctor's office. What could cause this? (17 Apr 2005)
  235. Could the withdrawal of methotrexate after long term use cause the diabetes? (15 Apr 2005)
  236. Since she's had nine seizures since her diagnosis with type 1 nine years ago, my daughter will have an EEG done. What will they be looking for? (15 Apr 2005)
  237. What are the benefits of flaxseed oil for people with type 1? Are there drawbacks? (12 Apr 2005)
  238. My friend's daughter had two seizure-like episodes. The hospital had no specific diagnosis. Could they have been diabetes-related? (12 Apr 2005)
  239. My blood sugar is abnormally high. Could it be from the cortisone shot I got today? (12 Apr 2005)
  240. My teen son had an OGTT. The ranges I have seen indicate he is fine, but I was told he has pre-diabetes and needs to cut out sugar. What is your opinion? (12 Apr 2005)
  241. Since taking prednisone, my daughter has some of the symptoms of diabetes. Are her symptoms related to the prednisone or should I get her tested for diabetes? (11 Apr 2005)
  242. Since breaking her arm today, my daughter has had high blood sugars. Is this common for this type of accident? Should I adjust her insulin or wait? (11 Apr 2005)
  243. My overweight four year old is being monitored for diabetes. She is to eat a special diet for a month. Why can't they just test her now so we can begin treatment? (11 Apr 2005)
  244. My eight year old son has had fainting spells for four years. How can I determine if he has hypoglycemia? (11 Apr 2005)
  245. Is it true that diabetes affects intelligence? Is this also true for those whose diabetes is well controlled? (10 Apr 2005)
  246. My mom has been told she needs a triple bypass. What are the risks associated with this? (9 Apr 2005)
  247. I have heard that people who have had Roux-en-Y surgery may get pancreatitis. Is this possible since I already have type 1? Is it dangerous? (7 Apr 2005)
  248. I am now at 37.5 weeks with gestational diabetes. I have not needed insulin for two days, no matter what I eat. Is this normal? Do I need to worry about stillbirth? (6 Apr 2005)
  249. Should I talk to my regular doctor about a pain in my right heel? Or, should I see an endocrinologist? (5 Apr 2005)
  250. My son was recently diagnosed with diabetes. Why do his blood sugars go up and down? Is his moodiness related to his diabetes? (4 Apr 2005)
  251. Is it true that the administration of low doses of aspirin to obese patients can help reduce their insulin resistance? (4 Apr 2005)
  252. Why do I need to check my daughter for ketones when she is ill but her blood sugars are normal? Can you explain more about ketones? (3 Apr 2005)
  253. My son is having a hard time gaining weight. What could be causing this? (25 Mar 2005)
  254. Five years after her diagnosis at age 13 months, my daughter has a hard time identifying letters. Is this related to her diabetes? Where can I go for help? (22 Mar 2005)
  255. Why does my doctor insist I keep a paper record of four daily blood sugars? I feel my Ultra Smart meter keeps better records and is more convenient. (21 Mar 2005)
  256. The endocrinologist told our 15 year old son that he has stopped growing. Should we get a second opinion or consider HGH? Could this be related to recent hernia surgery? (21 Mar 2005)
  257. Is it possible to buy needle free insulin dispensers on the NHS or would I have to buy them privately? Are they more efficient? (21 Mar 2005)
  258. Is there any research or current treatment different for type 1 diabetics who are producing insulin sporadically? (21 Mar 2005)
  259. Since his recent diagnosis, my son takes no insulin due to very low morning blood sugars. His thyroid was normal and we are awaiting the results of his cortisol test. What other tests should he have? (21 Mar 2005)
  260. I have pre-diabetes. After a bout of the flu, my fasting blood sugars were normal for six weeks. Why would this happen? I expected the opposite. (21 Mar 2005)
  261. I was diagnosed type 2, then the doctor said type 1 based on my C-peptide results. I am sick a lot. Is this common with type 2s who get pregnant? Do they stop producing insulin? (21 Mar 2005)
  262. How long should a shot of cortisone affect my blood sugars? (20 Mar 2005)
  263. Can a diabetic have insulin resistance and be insulin sensitive at the same time? The endocrinologist cannot determine what type diabetes my son has as he is very sensitive to insulin. (20 Mar 2005)
  264. Since she started pumping, our five year old often complains about feeling weak or shaky. Why is this? Previously, she could tell when high or low. (20 Mar 2005)
  265. For a severe low with convulsions where there is no glucagon available, what is the next best thing to use? What comes after convulsions? (17 Mar 2005)
  266. What would a two hour post meal blood glucose target number for a 11 year old active boy be? (17 Mar 2005)
  267. I had an elevated fasting reading. The nurse said diet and exercise would bring the reading down, if my pancreas hasn't been damaged? Would my pancreas be damaged? (15 Mar 2005)
  268. Why should people with diabetes not smoke? Why should they limit themselves to two glasses of wine? Should diabetics see an endocrinologist? (15 Mar 2005)
  269. Where can I get a glucose tolerance test without a prescription? (14 Mar 2005)
  270. Is there a way to have a test for diabetes that does not include a blood draw? (13 Mar 2005)
  271. My son had GAD, IAA and IA2 antibody tests run through the SEARCH trial. Should we inform our doctors about these results? Should we be concerned? (12 Mar 2005)
  272. How can I get my nephew on the list for an islet transplant? Where can I find information on pediatric diabetes doctors in Des Moines? (12 Mar 2005)
  273. How do we prevent lipoatrophy? (9 Mar 2005)
  274. Can a doctor diagnose a child with hypoglycemia based on her eating/behavior? Should I get a second opinion? Where can I get a medical identification bracelet? (8 Mar 2005)
  275. What effect does Sugar Free Red Bull have on blood sugar levels for a type 1 diabetic? Does the consumption of so much caffeine influence insulin? (7 Mar 2005)
  276. Why would a blood sugar reading in the morning be higher than a blood sugar reading the previous evening immediately before going to bed? (7 Mar 2005)
  277. At her check-up, my daughter had sugar in her urine, but a normal blood sugar. What could cause this? Is another urine test the right thing to do? (6 Mar 2005)
  278. I have seen small circular markings at the base of syringes. What are they? Do they indicate number of times the syringe has been refurbished? (6 Mar 2005)
  279. I was ticketed for "rolling" through a stop sign rushing home to treat my son's low. He was refusing to eat. Do I have a case for fighting this or not? (3 Mar 2005)
  280. Can someone have acanthosis nigricans and type 1 diabetes? (2 Mar 2005)
  281. Would a non-diabetic feel poorly if their blood sugar were on the low or high side of normal? What is the normal range? (2 Mar 2005)
  282. Where can I find out about immunizations needed for a trip to Thailand? (27 Feb 2005)
  283. My son has attention problems. Could his eight years of high/low blood sugars have contributed to this? (26 Feb 2005)
  284. Can people with type 1 diabetes consume alcoholic beverages? What are the side effects of diabetes on sexual intercourse? (26 Feb 2005)
  285. Does insulin or diabetes affect babies' growth? (26 Feb 2005)
  286. Should I pursue a relationship with someone who's had type 1 for 17 years? I am concerned because I have heard that the longer a person has it, the worse it is on their body. (23 Feb 2005)
  287. I have gestational diabetes. Sometimes I feel nauseous and lethargic and have a blood sugar in the 7s mmol/L [126 to 143 mg/dl]. Why is this? (22 Feb 2005)
  288. Other than raising my blood sugars, what harm can sugar do to me? (22 Feb 2005)
  289. What body system does type 1 diabetes affect? How does it affect that body system? (22 Feb 2005)
  290. Have you heard of or do you know of any learning disabilities that affect children with sudden onset of diabetes? (21 Feb 2005)
  291. My daughter has had some of the symptoms of diabetes, but her blood sugar was in range at the ER. What tests should I ask the doctor to run? (21 Feb 2005)
  292. If a child has acanthosis nigricans, but has tested negative for diabetes, what are some other causes of this? (20 Feb 2005)
  293. What are real causes of insulin resistance? Is insulin resistance also seen in non-obese people? (20 Feb 2005)
  294. I check my children's blood sugars once a month. On Saturday, my daughter had elevated levels. Is this the beginning of diabetes? (20 Feb 2005)
  295. Why is it that t.v. shows do not show medical conditions, such as diabetes, on an on-going basis? Are there videos about diabetes? (20 Feb 2005)
  296. My 16 month old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 at eight weeks old. She was recently "borderline" for CF. What are the chances she also has CF? (19 Feb 2005)
  297. Is it necessary to do the C-peptide, insulin, and antibodies tests in a newly diagnosed 12 year old boy? (19 Feb 2005)
  298. The doctor recently asked my husband to monitor my blood sugar, as well as his own. Where can we find a book or chart discussing "normal" readings? (19 Feb 2005)
  299. Is there any information on panic disorders being linked to type 1? Will my blood sugars be affected by Paxil or Xanax? (19 Feb 2005)
  300. If I use Insuflon, can I inject Ultralente and Humalog into it? Can it be a mixed injection? Can you explain in what order you draw up insulin into a syringe? (18 Feb 2005)
  301. Recent laboratory work showed a slightly elevated micralbumin level. Could there be a connection between this level and the Lipitor I have been taking? (18 Feb 2005)
  302. Would the shingles virus and highs have contributed to a trace of protein in a urine test? Is my daughter's reading considered high? (16 Feb 2005)
  303. My daughter has type 1. Could she have gotten this defect from her father's family due to her paternal grandmother's MS? Is she at greater risk for MS? (16 Feb 2005)
  304. I have been experiencing fluctuating vision in my left eye for a month. Could it be caused by pre-diabetes? (16 Feb 2005)
  305. I work and have a nanny to watch my toddler who has type 1. I feel very guilty about not being there and am thinking about quitting my job. What do you advise? (15 Feb 2005)
  306. Can nighttime lows cause death? (15 Feb 2005)
  307. I am taking metformin, Avandia and Lipitor for type 2 diabetes. Will these medications have a negative impact if following the Atkins diet? (15 Feb 2005)
  308. Is there any relationship between my son's IGF-1 level, his glucose control, or microalbumin? (9 Feb 2005)
  309. Is NutraSweet/aspartame dangerous for kids with diabetes? (9 Feb 2005)
  310. Can diabetes cause a false positive for THC on a urine screen? (8 Feb 2005)
  311. Does diabetes severely affect your immune system? (30 Jan 2005)
  312. Is my daughter's fatigue caused by her low blood pressure? Is there something else we should consider? She has had type 1 for about two years. (30 Jan 2005)
  313. Do people with type 1 diabetes have a higher risk of getting rheumatoid arthritis? (30 Jan 2005)
  314. My friend's granddaughter had a high blood sugar and headache. The ER gave her fluids and she died. What should the parents do to make sure this doesn't happen to their other daughter? (30 Jan 2005)
  315. My son has polyglandular syndrome. The doctor wants to add metformin to his medications. How do we adjust his basal and bolus rates when he's on the metformin? (29 Jan 2005)
  316. Is there a magazine to which I can subscribe to find easy meals and snacks for my husband? He has type 2. (29 Jan 2005)
  317. Since my daughter is on an antibiotic, should I give her acidophilus would help give her some "good" bacteria? Would it alter her blood sugars? (28 Jan 2005)
  318. Every time her blood sugar is above 250 mg/dl [13.9 mmol/L], my daughter's hands break out in a rash and hurt. Is this related to her diabetes? (28 Jan 2005)
  319. I have type 2 and get internal shakes. Can they be caused by high blood sugar? If so, can it be a serious effect of type 2 diabetes? (26 Jan 2005)
  320. I've had diabetes for eight years. Since 2001, I have had a variety of symptoms, including deep muscular pain, skin sensitivity, diarrhea, and fatigue. What could this be? (26 Jan 2005)
  321. Is it safe to say that one need not panic every time their child with diabetes vomits? (24 Jan 2005)
  322. My daughter is taking several drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. How will they interact with her diabetes? Are the two diseases going to fight for dominance? (24 Jan 2005)
  323. My son is concerned about his lack of height. If his diabetes has stunted his growth, is there any way to help him grow? (22 Jan 2005)
  324. Is there any clinical data that links diabetes to cancer? (21 Jan 2005)
  325. Have there been any studies done or is there any correlation between Rh incompatibility and type 1 diabetes? (21 Jan 2005)
  326. Is there any way to affect the process by which the FDA approves devices through the pre-market approval process? (21 Jan 2005)
  327. If I indicate on my drivers license form that I have diabetes, will it hurt my driving privileges? I take oral medications, not insulin. (21 Jan 2005)
  328. My blood sugars have been high since taking Niaspan, which I just stopped. When should I see a significant decrease in my glucose levels? (20 Jan 2005)
  329. My daughter has had diabetes for six years. She has developed white spots on her fingernails. Could this have anything to do with diabetes? (17 Jan 2005)
  330. I've had type 1 for 15 years. A recent blood test indicated I have metabolic syndrome, which I thought was related to type 2. How is this possible? (14 Jan 2005)
  331. Can a diabetic produce a false positive for alcohol use? (12 Jan 2005)
  332. My doctor has prescribed Altace, but I don't think I'm a candidate for this drug. Should I take it anyway or is there a better medication to take? (11 Jan 2005)
  333. I have a child diagnosed at nine months old. How long would you recommend I breast feed a new baby? Is there anything else I can do diet-wise? (11 Jan 2005)
  334. What are the long-term consequences that diabetes will have on the life of my granddaughter, diagnosed at age two? (11 Jan 2005)
  335. My son's doctor gave us a target range of 100 to 200 mg/dl [5.6 to 11.1 mmol/L]. Is it okay to be higher than this, so as not to impair cognitive development? (11 Jan 2005)
  336. Do you know of any side affects to hormones or ovaries when using Lantus insulin once daily and fast acting insulin? Can this cause a delay in puberty? (9 Jan 2005)
  337. Why does a person with diabetes need to stay hydrated? What happens if they are not? (8 Jan 2005)
  338. I am caring for a two week infant who is HIV exposed with neonatal diabetes. Glycemic control is poor. Why? (7 Jan 2005)
  339. I am pregnant and have a cyst that needs to be removed surgically. What is the risk to the fetus? How will I control my blood sugars during the surgery? (6 Jan 2005)
  340. My son's blood sugar goes up when he takes amoxicilin chewable tablets. In the future, should I ask for adult-type penicillin that he can swallow? (6 Jan 2005)
  341. My husband, who has type 2, developed lumps in his legs during two trips to the U.S. Stockings do not help. What do you recommend? (5 Jan 2005)
  342. My father was recently diagnosed with jaundice. What treatment should he follow as he cannot use the high carbohydrate diet normally recommended? (5 Jan 2005)
  343. During an ER visit for abdominal pain, my daughter had an enlarged kidney and was full of stool. Can this cause or lead to kidney failure? (4 Jan 2005)
  344. Is it safe for a person with diabetes, in good control, to get a pierced nose? My A1c is 6.5. I eat well and exercise daily. (4 Jan 2005)
  345. The stem cells in my son's cord blood are supposedly usuable, even though the sample has been contaminated. Do you have any experience with this? (3 Jan 2005)
  346. Given my infants test results, can you confirm that she has Transient Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus rather than type 1? (1 Jan 2005)

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