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  1. My toddler was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. We started her on the OmniPod Pump, but I would like to get a second opinion about what pump is best for a child her age. (29 Mar 2011)

  2. I had a two hour test for gestational diabetes. At one hour, my reading was 9.9 mmol/L [178 mg/dl]. Do I have gestational diabetes or not? That is just under the diagnosis range. (24 Mar 2011)

  3. My son was recently diagnosed. Will controlling his diabetes get easier or harder once he's fully dependent on insulin? (16 Mar 2011)

  4. I received MMR vaccinations during my first pregnancy and two of my children developed type 1. Are there any long term studies looking at the effects of the MMR in women of childbearing age? (13 Mar 2011)

  5. In previous blood work, my daughter has been negative for diabetes, but she has had glucose in her urine and one elevated random blood glucose. Why would she be spilling glucose in her urine? Should I get a second opinion? (11 Mar 2011)

  6. Is there anyone researching a possible link between the development of type 1 diabetes in patients who have taken Ritalin type medications. Is this medication causing type 1 diabetes? (8 Mar 2011)

  7. When cooking with DiabetiSweet, do I calculate carbohydrates or not? The web site said it does not produce a glycemic response. (4 Mar 2011)

  8. Here, in Colombia, I can get only one vial of lispro per month, but I may need to use more to combat highs. Can I use Regular for the times I run out of lispro? (4 Mar 2011)

  9. What over-the-counter medications can I give my daughter for a severe head cold? (3 Mar 2011)

  10. Is it possible to go through the honeymoon twice? My daughter is going through a phase in which she needs much less insulin. (3 Mar 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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