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Step 1: Read the "Ask the Diabetes Team" Question Guidelines

  1. Privacy Statement
    This site allows you to submit a question to the Diabetes Team. Visitors are asked to include where they live so that we can best answer their question. If you would like an answer via email, we ask that you include your email address. We do not publish these e-mail addresses unless specifically requested to do so. We do not store these e-mail addresses in a database. They are discarded after an answer to the question has been posted on-line. This also means that, based on these fields, we cannot identify the name or e-mail address of someone who submitted a question.

    However, we do store the question you enter for future reference and analysis of trends. As a result, to preserve confidentiality, we strongly recommend that you do not include in your question any information that identifies you, your child or any other individual.

    By entering your question and the information requested to process it, you agree that your actively and passively collected information may be combined and the information you provide will be governed by our sites Privacy Policy. Additionally, by doing so, you consent to the possible transfer of that information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may provide for different data protection rules than in your country.

  2. If your question is urgent, you should consult your own diabetes team.

  3. We reserve the right not to answer questions from readers who appear to be using the DTeam as a private consulting group.

  4. We do not have time to help with homework assignments and research papers of any kind.

  5. If you want information about an individual situation, please include the age of the child or teenager, or if an adult, whether the person is a young adult, middleager, or senior citizen. Also, indicate the type of diabetes (Type 1, 2, MODY, etc.) and let us know about how long the diabetes has been diagnosed.

  6. If you want to receive an answer by email, a valid email address must be included. Please double check your typing! If your email address is not correct, we will not spend time trying to find you. If you want other readers to be able to send you email about your question, let us know and we'll include your email address in the answer.

  7. Answers given will be in general terms for the benefit of all our readers, and therefore may not specifically give medical information that will directly apply to your situation (see our Disclaimer).

  8. Before you submit your question, please check the index of previous questions to see if we've already answered your question. We have already answered many common questions, such as "What are the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes?"

  9. Please be patient. While we are able to provide feedback to most questions within several weeks, your question might take longer to be answered if it is complex. Please do not resubmit the same question a second time.

  10. Questions should be be submitted in English. We have a limited ability to translate French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

  11. Please note: It is impossible to diagnose skin problems over the Internet. Please have a qualified health care professional look at the skin to ascertain what the problem might be.

  12. The members of the Diabetes Team are volunteers who answer almost every question sooner or later. It is inappropriate for anyone to send duplicate (or near duplicate) individual letters to more than one member of the Diabetes Team and expect to obtain additional information beyond what we offer all our readers.

Step 2: Help Us Understand You Better

The following items help us better understand the people we serve. You do not have to answer these items for us to answer your question, but we hope that you will. This information will be collated and may be published on our website periodically, or may be used for publication, but we will use composite data only. We do not maintain any individual data from these items. If you ask another question at a later time, please fill this out each time.
For whom are you asking this question?
The age of the person in question is:
The person in question has:
The person in question has had diabetes for:
The treatment plan of the person in question is:
What kind of insurance coverage does the person have?
Medical care about blood sugar problems is provided by:
You are asking this question because:
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What is your email address? If you would like to have the answer emailed to you, please include your email address.

Where do you live? Please tell us where you live (city, state, and country). This information can help us answer your question.

What is your question? To preserve confidentiality, we strongly recommend that you do not include in your question any information that identifies you, your child or any other individual.

Questions that are published may be edited for space and clarity.

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