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  1. Since his diagnosis a about a year ago, my son has experienced episodes of hypoglycemia that persist for several hours despite repeated treatments and then hyperglycemia. He also gets hypoglycemic without exogenous insulin. Has this happened to others? What do you recommend? (25 Apr 2011)

  2. After being in a car accident, my teen daughter had muscle aches, then nighttime lows, afternoon highs. The aches are gone, but her blood sugars remain uneven. Should I be concerned? (25 Apr 2011)

  3. In the last two weeks, my son has had two site infections. I use alcohol on his skin before inserting the infusion set, which we change every three days. How can we prevent infections? (21 Apr 2011)

  4. My boyfriend has type 1. When we have children, will they have diabetes at birth? Is there a way to detect diabetes in utero? Are there medications to give an expectant mother to prevent diabetes in the baby? (20 Apr 2011)

  5. Despite a lot of exercise and a very well balanced diet, my teen daughter continues to gain weight. Do you have any suggestions? The dietitian said her diet needs no adjustment. (11 Apr 2011)

  6. My son has had elevated blood sugars and frequent urination. The endocrinologist ruled out diabetes insipidus, said my son will have diabetes mellitus eventually. Is it possible he might not get diabetes? (11 Apr 2011)

  7. My daughter's A1c has gone up since pumping. What can I do to lower it? My daughter had a seizure-like reaction with a normal blood sugar. How can we avoid such episodes? (7 Apr 2011)

  8. I care for an older child who is non-verbal. Recently, she has had high blood sugars and even ketones at school. Her parents do not feel we need to call when their daughter is high, yet it makes me uncomfortable because she cannot tell us how she feels. What do you recommend? (6 Apr 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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