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- Symptomatic for diabetes, I took my son to a doctor who ran tests and told me not to worry. However, the regular pediatrician was concerned and ran the tests again. Should I be worried? My son has been thirsty, urinating more and has a dark ring around his neck. (29 Aug 2012)
- Is there any evidence that oral contraceptives help improve blood sugar control? (15 Aug 2012)
- Do children with type 1 experience the need to wiggle their toes due to an irritating "itchy" feeling between them? My son often comments about this. (8 Aug 2012)
- My half-Finnish daughter has had type 1 for seven years. She has several related autoimmune issues. When she is in Finland visiting relatives, are there any studies in which she could participate? We understand Finns have a high rate of type 1. (8 Aug 2012)
- Born with transposition of the arteries, my toddler is not having issues with lack of focus, constant thirst, sometimes wetting his bed. Given some family history, should I be concerned about diabetes? (8 Aug 2012)
The Diabetes TeamPhysicians
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)
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)
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)
Debbie Butler, CDE, MSW, LICSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker, member since October 2004)
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Last Updated: Wednesday August 29, 2012 15:29:54
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