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  1. My nephew's blood sugar drops very low for a couple of days, then goes up, so he needs insulin. Tests have not explained why he has this repeating pattern. What are your thoughts? (5 May 2016)
  2. My daughter is on MDI, a CGM. She gets morning Lantus, can be high when school ends. Should I be doing more? In Curacao, we have limited access to a doctor. (25 Feb 2016)
  3. I take Novolin N and R. Can I take Humalog N that my daughter is not going to use? (13 Jan 2016)
  4. My three-year-old was just diagnosed. At what age should I begin to teach her gradually how to take of her diabetes? (9 Dec 2015)
  5. My fasting and post dinner blood sugars are elevated. I take Actrapid and Insulatard. Can you advise me about what I should do? (1 Jul 2015)
  6. Our son will be attending robotics camp for 21 days. We check him overnight. How should we accomplish this at camp? Should the nurse be asked to do this? (17 Jun 2015)
  7. Should my son have testing for the Kir6.2 mutation? What type of insulin should he be getting? Should we consider a pump? How can I continue to breastfeed him? (17 Sep 2014)
  8. My daughter has been running high on Humulin 70/30. What do you recommend? My youngest was just diagnosed, but I don't want to start him on insulin. What should I do? (11 May 2014)
  9. What does one do if insulin doses are reversed--short acting instead of long acting and vice versa? (26 Feb 2014)
  10. How important is pre-bolusing? (24 Jan 2014)
  11. In a school setting, when staff are asked to check a student's blood sugar, does the lancet needs to be changed for every check to decrease the chance of a blood borne pathogen incident? (19 Nov 2013)
  12. My son wears a CGM, wakes up at night if I do a fingerstick. Is it safe to do a correction without a fingerstick check? I assume the CGM may be off by about 20%? (6 Nov 2013)
  13. I have had type 1 for almost 53 years. I am using R and NPH and have gastroparesis. What can I do to improve my control? (23 Oct 2013)
  14. I work to keep my 11-year-old in a tight range, 4 to 7 mmol/L [72 to 125 mg/dl]. Such tight control is not the norm for someone her age. Why is this? Why are expected ranges higher? (21 Oct 2013)
  15. I just learned a month ago that my 13-year-old has a bacterial infection that may take months to treat. Could this contribute to her control? The doctor says she is not getting her insulin. (18 Oct 2013)
  16. What is the correlation between vitamin D and diabetes control/complications? Do adequate vitamin D levels impact diabetes? (4 Oct 2013)
  17. Diagnosed three months ago, my toddler has elevated pre-dinner blood sugars. Is it because she naps in the afternoon? Is she having roller coaster blood sugars because she is so young? (11 Sep 2013)
  18. Could our daughter have type 2, not type 1? How do we know if she is still producing insulin? Is it safe to stop insulin for 24 hours to see what her "natural" blood sugar is? (10 Jun 2013)
  19. Newly diagnosed, our daughter's blood sugar was 250 mg/dl [13.9 mmol/L] at 11:30 p.m. We gave her two glasses of water. Should we do a correction or wait? (16 May 2013)
  20. The endocrinologist has recommended we put our daughter on a pump before she starts kindergarten in the fall. Our daughter is not interested. What are its advantages compared to pens? (30 Apr 2013)

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