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  1. Would a glucose challenged C-Peptide test be definitive in determining type 1 diabetes in my case? If so, could you describe the test procedures and how I prepare for the test? (28 Feb 2011)

  2. My daughter, who swims three evenings a week, has been having stubborn highs some nights and corrections are not helping. Could this be a growth spurt? Is this common during puberty? What should I do to minimize the highs? Do rebounds cause insulin resistance? (28 Feb 2011)

  3. During delivery, the mother received dextrose causing the baby's blood sugar to go up. The baby is feeding a lot and acting irritable. Is there a reason to be concerned? (27 Feb 2011)

  4. Despite many increases in insulin, my daughter's blood sugars have been off the scale. She is now in the hospital and under a doctor's care, but her daytime blood sugars remain elevated. Do you have any ideas what could be going on? (19 Feb 2011)

  5. Our son's bedtime target is 8.0 mmol/L [145 mg/dl], but he is often lower than that and not interested in eating to raise his blood sugar. What do you recommend we do? He has had one morning seizure due to a low. (14 Feb 2011)

  6. My teen daughter has been diagnosed with microalbuminuria, but she has good metabolic control. Does she need an ACE inhibitor? What are its side effects? (10 Feb 2011)

  7. My son has had the symptoms of diabetes for two years, but his blood sugars have not been high enough to warrant a diagnosis. Is there something else that might cause the same symptoms? (10 Feb 2011)

  8. Diagnosed with type 2 last October, my son was re-diagnosed with type 1 when he tested positive for antibodies. Another doctor said it could be somewhere in the middle of both. Should we try to have him seen at the Joslin Center in Boston for a clear diagnosis? (7 Feb 2011)

  9. My 12-year-old daughter has had diabetes for 10 years. Since several of my family members are/have been suffering from its complications, might there be some genetic component that my daughter will suffer complications as well? (1 Feb 2011)

  10. We've gotten conflicting information about the duration of Humalog. One doctor said two hours; another said four. So, is a two hour post meal test really accurate? (1 Feb 2011)

  11. My daughter's A1c has gone up since her diagnosis two months ago and her blood sugar is over 500 mg/dl [27.8 mmol/L] much of the time. Where in the U.S. can I take her for medical care? Should I consider getting her a pump? (1 Feb 2011)


The Diabetes Team

Physicians
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)

Nurses
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)

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

Dietitians
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)

Researchers
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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