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  1. Should we be dosing for the antibiotic our daughter is taking for a sinus infection? Her blood sugar has been elevated despite adjusting her insulin to carbohydrate ratio. (26 Mar 2017)
  2. My daughter is sick about once a week and has already missed four days of school this year. Why would she be getting sick so often? (28 Sep 2009)
  3. Since an intestinal virus around Christmas, my son has continued to have loose stools and nausea/vomiting. Tests have been inconclusive. What do you think could be going on? (10 Feb 2009)
  4. How do I treat my diabetes when I have a cold or the flu? (28 Oct 2008)
  5. My son has been vomiting at night for two weeks. We were told it was just a virus, but is this possible after so much time has passed? (18 Aug 2008)
  6. If my son were ever to need to have emergency surgery i.e., appendectomy, what do I need to know about how his blood sugar would need to be managed? (16 May 2008)
  7. What is the difference between starvation ketones and ketones from a high blood sugar? Why do starvation ketones not require an ER visit? (17 Jan 2007)
  8. When ill, my son-in-law, who has type 1, is angry and moody. He refuses to seek medical help. Are his mood swings caused by fluctuating blood sugars? (23 Dec 2006)
  9. My daughter has been vomiting today. We are worried about lows and ketones. Our doctor has us giving small doses of glucagon and insulin. What is your approach? (21 Dec 2006)
  10. Since his diagnosis a week ago, my son has been ill and having low blood sugars. Is he entering the "honeymoon" phase? Do we need to adjust his insulin? (14 Dec 2006)
  11. My daughter went to the ER with flu-like symptoms and ketones. Now home, she has moderate ketones. How do I get rid of them without another ER visit? (4 Apr 2006)
  12. During her recent illness, I gave my daughter glucagon twice to bring up her blood sugars. She is still running low. What could be going on? (24 Mar 2006)
  13. My toddler has rotavirus. I'm concerned about my son, who has had type 1 for about a year. What do I do if he shows signs of the illness? (21 Mar 2006)
  14. My son is vomiting with high blood sugars and ketones. I don't have insurance and can't take him to the clinic because I don't have the money. What can I do? (10 May 2005)
  15. 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)
  16. My nine year old with type 1 has chicken pox. Is there anything special that I need to know? (24 Mar 2005)
  17. When someone with type 1 is ill, not eating, and having lower blood sugars, do you still need to give them insulin? (12 Mar 2005)
  18. Shouldn't a pediatrician have a more aggressive set of protocols for treating infections of a child who has diabetes? (27 Jun 2004)
  19. We were told to take our son, who has type 1 diabetes, to the emergency room if he vomits. How do we handle this if we take him on a cruise? (3 Mar 2004)
  20. When my daughter starts school, do I need to be more worried about her catching different sicknesses? (19 Aug 2003)

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