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  1. How many glucagon kits should an active teen have? Can a doctor write a prescription for more than one kit per patient? (28 Oct 2015)
  2. Diagnosed with type 1 at 2, my grandson has just started on Ritalin as he begins kindergarten. What effects might the drug have on his blood sugars? (2 Sep 2015)
  3. The endocrinologist recommended my son use mini-glucagon to help maintain his blood sugars during a 3 mile run. Is this the best way to prevent a low? (20 May 2015)
  4. My son was put on lisinopril for a few positive microalbumin levels; how long will this medication take to bring the levels down? (11 Feb 2015)
  5. Is Victoza, taken to aid in weight loss, safe for a teen with type 1? (27 Aug 2014)
  6. My daughter was put on an oral contraceptive, which causes high blood sugars and weight gain. Is this a common phenomenon? Is there any other way to alleviate severe menstrual symptoms? (15 Jul 2014)
  7. After my dentist put me on methylphenidate, my blood sugars were very high so I am not taking another dose. What would have caused the high? What do you recommend? (14 May 2014)
  8. Is there any correlation between the side effects of low dose birth control pills and "dead in bed" syndrome? (19 Nov 2013)
  9. Based my the results of my recent urine test, should I switch from metformin to gliclizide with and ARB? Should I find a specialist? Are my kidneys already damaged? (5 Sep 2013)
  10. Last week, my daughter's microalbumin level was very elevated after about three years on lisinopril. What do I need to ask the nephrologist about at her upcoming visit? (5 Jun 2013)
  11. Are high dose estrogen pills appropriate for a teen with type 1? Given that her AST is now elevated, probably from the pills, do I need to worry about liver damage? (8 May 2013)
  12. Are weight loss/fat burning supplements safe for those with type 1? I am gaining weight since my diagnosis despite a healthy diet and exercise. (19 Sep 2012)
  13. Is there any evidence that oral contraceptives help improve blood sugar control? (15 Aug 2012)
  14. My doctor switched me to Victoza but I have had nothing but elevated blood sugars since. Should I go back on insulin? (16 May 2012)
  15. I will be on steroids for at least six months due to pertussis. My A1c has always been under 7.1 and I am wondering about the effects of the steroids. Will I be more prone to DKA? (16 Apr 2012)
  16. 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)
  17. Should someone who has never had a heart attack or stents be on Plavix? (8 Feb 2012)
  18. My daughter has been put on Advantan cream for eczema. Can this cause high blood sugars or insulin resistance? The prescribing doctor does not think so. (19 Jul 2011)
  19. Our family doctor recommended melatonin for some mild insomnia my teen son has been having lately. Is there a reason to be concerned about its use? (17 May 2011)
  20. What over-the-counter medications can I give my daughter for a severe head cold? (3 Mar 2011)

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