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  1. How can I assist a four-year-old in understanding he is just like other children even if he has type 1 diabetes? (30 Jul 2012)
  2. How can I get my son to get involved with groups or other children who have diabetes? (27 Aug 2008)
  3. My niece, who is now staying with me, doesn't take care of her diabetes. What kind of help is there out there that can help us deal with this? (17 Jul 2008)
  4. Do you support a public school requiring diabetic students to submit to a blood glucose test whenever the principal requests, for discipline purposes, specifically, before the student is investigated? (26 Jun 2008)
  5. Is there a facility in the U.S. where my friend's son can go for help with diabetes, substance abuse and alcoholism? (20 Apr 2008)
  6. My child, who is in mom's custody, has wildly fluctuating blood sugars. Should I push the doctor to call Child Protective Services? Or, is there a way to get the doctor involved with changing custody? (10 Mar 2008)
  7. How can I convince the doctors that I am doing all in my power to take care of my daughter's diabetes, that her high A1c was due to a malfunctioning meter and puberty? (29 Jan 2008)
  8. Did the state of Indiana recently pass legislation regarding diabetic children? (29 May 2007)
  9. Are you aware of any public education programs at federal or state levels that would help co-workers know how to help a person with diabetes in life threatening situations? (16 May 2007)
  10. Our son was cut from a travel hockey team because of his diabetes. What rights does my son have? How can be prevent this in the future? (7 Mar 2007)
  11. My friend's 13-year-old smokes, drinks, and has used drugs in the past. She is pregnant. What are the risks to her and the baby? (18 Feb 2007)
  12. I am alarmed that my teen son's friends are fascinated by my son's diabetes and want to get insulin injections to see what it feels like. What should I do? (14 Dec 2006)
  13. Due to amount of time I needed to take my newly diagnosed son to appointments, I was fired. Then, my son was arrested for shoplifting. Do other parents have similar experiences? (3 Jul 2006)
  14. If someone knows that a parent of a young child with diabetes is expecting that child to perform most of his own care, are they obligated to report this? (28 Jun 2006)
  15. Are there are resources available in Indiana to help get insulin and supplies for my grandchild? (6 Jun 2004)
  16. Can a diabetic be denied treating his condition when he feels it is necessary? (30 May 2004)
  17. Is it okay to drink 330 ml of beer once a month or once every other month? Can it affect any of my organs, such as my kidneys, heart, or eyes? (13 Feb 2004)
  18. If someone with type 1 consumed a large amount of alcohol, would his blood sugar be affected? (16 Jan 2004)
  19. I am looking for Career Guidance for a person with type 1 diabetes. (20 Nov 2003)
  20. I am getting married, but unfortunately my fiancee does not know that I have diabetes, and I do not want my fiancee to know about it. (14 Nov 2003)

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