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Other from 2011

  1. Are there current guidelines regarding the use of aspirin, vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids for young adult diabetics? What doses seem most efficacious? (20 Dec 2011)
  2. For type 1 diabetes, can an internal medicine doctor specializing in diabetes care provide the same level of care as an endocrinologist? (23 Nov 2011)
  3. Can someone with type 1 see a drop in serum potassium level after an insulin injection? Would they suffer any organ damage from a persistent low in which they remain conscious? (8 Nov 2011)
  4. If a person is going into DKA and his kidneys are only working at 42%, can he register a false positive on a breath test if he has previously taken Nyquil? (1 Nov 2011)
  5. My teen daughter has been pumping Humalog for five years. She has developed lipoatrophy at injection sites in several areas. She does rotate sites. What do you advise? (3 Oct 2011)
  6. My daughter has developed lipoatrophy on her upper right leg. What can we do to get rid of the depression? Would a longer pen needle help? (27 Sep 2011)
  7. Diagnosed in 2004, my daughter is small compared to her peers. Why would she not be keeping up with them in growth? (19 Sep 2011)
  8. When I drink beer, my blood sugar remains high and I have never had a low after drinking. Why do I remain high? I take half my usual NovoLog based on my consumption. (6 Sep 2011)
  9. In the past four months, I have experienced multiple near syncope episodes a week. Several doctors have no answer. Could this be caused by my diabetes? What do you suggest? (16 Aug 2011)
  10. What is the recommended frequency of eye exams for a type 1 (who does not have any background retinopathy/complicating factors) during pregnancy? (17 Jun 2011)
  11. My niece has identations on her abdomen and thighs. The doctor said they were from injections, but they have gotten worse in the last year even though she now uses a pump. What causes these? (13 Jun 2011)
  12. Do you have any information on research projects involving human cord blood stem cells? Should I consider banking my daughter's baby teeth which may also contain useful stem cells? (31 May 2011)
  13. Last year, my son had positive antibodies for type 1. He takes Lantus in the morning. In recent blood work, his insulin level was quite high. Is that because he has been on Lantus? (13 May 2011)
  14. Does the HbA1c worsen with time and make it increasingly difficult to keep the blood sugars well controlled? Is an A1c under 6.5 more difficult the longer one has diabetes? (4 May 2011)
  15. My boyfriend has type 1. When we have children, will they have diabetes at birth? Is there a way to detect diabetes in utero? (20 Apr 2011)
  16. My son was recently diagnosed. Will controlling his diabetes get easier or harder once he's fully dependent on insulin? (16 Mar 2011)
  17. I received MMR vaccinations during my first pregnancy and two of my children have type 1. Are there any long term studies looking at the effects of the MMR in women of childbearing age? (13 Mar 2011)
  18. My daughter's A1c has gone up since her recent diagnosis and her blood sugar is over 500 mg/dl [27.8 mmol/L] much of the time. Where in the U.S. can I take her for medical care? (1 Feb 2011)
  19. Should children with type 2 diabetes, who are not on insulin, have glucagon emergency medication at school to treat severe hypoglycemia? (4 Jan 2011)
  20. Since the recent end of her honeymoon, my teen has been experiencing blurry vision as a side effect of higher blood sugars. How long will this last? (3 Jan 2011)

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