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  1. Though he has been approved for the Diamyd vaccine trial, my son is concerned about its effects because he already has ADHD and a learning disability. Have any autistic children been in the study? Are my son's conditions considered neurological disorders? (27 Sep 2010)

  2. Why do people experience delayed lows after exercise? How should I handle them in the future? This time, I treated my son when he felt low, but was in range. His blood sugar dropped dramatically afterwards. (27 Sep 2010)

  3. Since an early July seizure, our daughter has been much more sensitive to insulin. We now have to give her diluted insulin. Have you heard of such sensitivities before? (27 Sep 2010)

  4. Is there any research that shows why parents should do their teens' diabetes care? I am upset by implications that I am an unfit mother due to my son's elevated A1c. (27 Sep 2010)

  5. Does the school have the right to make a child prove to them what their blood sugar is? Can they make the child show them the meter and the reading after taking the blood glucose test? (20 Sep 2010)

  6. Why won't the medical experts take a loud, strong stand in support of type 1 diabetics to have more than six test strips a day? (20 Sep 2010)

  7. My two daughters are now the ages their brothers were when the boys were diagnosed. Negative for antibodies, so far, do they have a great risk of getting diabetes because both brothers have it? (15 Sep 2010)

  8. I have three children with type 1. Do you know of any research studies, ongoing or not, about multiple children being diagnosed? (15 Sep 2010)

  9. My son has been pumping for almost five years. His HbA1c was just 10.6. I know this is high and suspect there was a mistake in the testing. Would a very recent day of very elevated blood sugars have affected the HbA1c? (12 Sep 2010)

  10. My adopted daughter has several medical/psychological issues. Showing some symptoms of diabetes, I had her tested at the state fair. Her blood sugar was 132 mg/dl [7.3 mmol/L]. At the doctor's office, her fasting blood sugar was normal. What is your opinion? (12 Sep 2010)

  11. When my daughter restricts her carbohydrate intake, she feels fine. When she eats carbohydrates, her blood sugar rises a bit. What do you think this is? (8 Sep 2010)

  12. I sometimes experience lows as a result of my mountain biking. I have tried temporary basals, disconnecting the pump completely and frequent snacks. What do you suggest? My endocrinologist said I should quit the sport, which I refuse to do. (8 Sep 2010)

  13. The pediatrician said my daughter does not have diabetes because of no glucose in her urine. A fasting blood test indicated she was 131 mg/dl [7.3 mmol/L], which concerns me because I have type 1, but not the doctor. Does this sound right? (7 Sep 2010)

The Diabetes Team

Bill Jones, MD (Specialist in the management of diabetes during pregnancy, member since April 1997)
Marco Songini, MD (Italy) (Pediatric, adolescent, and adult endocrinologist and diabetologist, member since April 1997)
Larry Deeb, MD (Pediatric Endocrinologist, member since July 1998)
John Schulga, MBChB MRCGP MRCP FRCPCH (UK) (Consultant Paediatrician in childhood and adolescent diabetes and endocrinology, member since July 1999)
Stuart Brink, MD (Pediatric Endocrinologist, member since October 1999)
Matthew Brown, MD (Pediatrician and a Pediatric Diabetologist, member since January 2000)
Jim Lane, MD (Adult Endocrinologist, member since November 2000)
David Schwartz, MD (Pediatric Endocrinologist, member since May 2001)
Andrea Scaramuzza, MD (Italy) (Pediatric Endocrinologist, member since October 2003)
Fran Kaufman, MD (Pediatric Endocrinologist, member since August 2006)
Linda DiMeglio, MD (Pediatric Endocrinologist)

Barb Schreiner, RN, MPH, CDE (Diabetes Nurse Specialist, member since July 2002)
Jane Seley, RN, GNP, MPH, MSN, CDE, CHES (Diabetes Nurse Practitioner, member since August 2002)
Joe Solowiejczyk, RN, MSW (Family Therapist, member since April 2010)
Linda Mackowiak, RN, MS, FNP, CDE (Diabetes Nurse Specialist)

Jill Weissberg-Benchell, PhD (Medical Psychology and Psychiatry, member since January 2000)

James Michael Schurig, MS, RD, LD, CDE (Dietitian, member since December 2000)

Exercise Physiologists
Rick Philbin, M.Ed., A.T.C., C.S.C.S (Sports Medicine, member since July 2004)

Lois Schmidt Finney, RD, MPH, CDE (DPT-1 Research Coordinator, member since July 1998)
Heather Speer, MPH, CCRC, CDE (Clinical Diabetes Research and Education Coordinator, member since July 1998)

Social Workers
Debbie Butler, CDE, MSW, LICSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker, member since October 2004)

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