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Daily Care from 2002

  1. What can I do without medication to keep my liver from producing sugar during the night? (30 Dec 2002)
  2. Our son, who was born with pulmonary stenosis, had an irregular heart rhythm when his blood sugar dropped rapidly. (30 Dec 2002)
  3. I have had type 2 diabetes for less than two years, and I have frequent urination especially at night. I have had type 2 diabetes for less than two years, and I have frequent urination especially at night. (28 Dec 2002)
  4. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and my levels are wild even though I have a good diet and exercise. (28 Dec 2002)
  5. Have you got any advice for me about my blood sugars or more importantly my feet? (26 Dec 2002)
  6. Is it possible that NovoLog is taking that long to work? Could this indicate a need for more Lantus? (23 Dec 2002)
  7. I convinced my son's diabetes team to put him on a Lantus/Humalog regimen with carb countin, but his blood sugars are still high. (19 Dec 2002)
  8. I hate to have my son so high, but, I don't want him running so low at lunch. How can he drop so much in such a short time? (19 Dec 2002)
  9. Is it possible to have two honeymoons? Does this sound like a form of MODY? Do you have any ideas? (11 Dec 2002)
  10. My son broke his left clavicle, and we are having an extremely hard time getting his glucose numbers within target ranges. (11 Dec 2002)
  11. Could there be a problem with the meter memory? (9 Dec 2002)
  12. We were told to increase my son's insulin, and we've done this, but his sugar levels have dropped drastically. (9 Dec 2002)
  13. Is it common for doctors to see diabetes patients only once a year? (7 Dec 2002)
  14. Why does it take far more Humalog in the morning than at night, for the same amount of carb consumption? (6 Dec 2002)
  15. My mother's blood sugar started spiking to the high 100s mg/dl [5.6 mmol/L] and above. Do you have any suggestions? (6 Dec 2002)
  16. My son's blood sugars have been consistently high. Should we be concerned about this? (29 Nov 2002)
  17. I adjust my insulin up if a meal requires it, why not down? (29 Nov 2002)
  18. How important are postprandial sugars if the A1c is in the acceptable close to 6%? (29 Nov 2002)
  19. Why can't my daughter start on a type 2 regimen of pills and see if the pills bring her glucose to manageable levels? (22 Nov 2002)
  20. I have changed my whole way of life, but I have gained a lot of weight. I still feel tired, and I still have an upset stomach. (22 Nov 2002)
  21. Have you seen patients who run a high blood glucose after dinner, up to bedtime and perhaps until 1:00 am? (21 Nov 2002)
  22. Isn't my friend supposed to cut out sugar and refined carbs? (17 Nov 2002)
  23. My doctors have blamed Lantus for the rise in my A1c and have decided to switch me to NPH. (13 Nov 2002)
  24. Is it possible our son has become brittle? Would we possibly be better off going to a different diabetes team? (13 Nov 2002)
  25. Our daughter was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and my husband and I are having some disagreements. Can you help? (11 Nov 2002)
  26. Can this be type 1 diabetes? Doesn't my daughter need to match calories to carbs? (11 Nov 2002)
  27. Even with the best care, is it possible that type 1 diabetes can be uncontrollable? (6 Nov 2002)
  28. What are your comments on my case? What type of diabetes do I have? (6 Nov 2002)
  29. We tried to get my daughter an insulin pump about eight months ago, but they told me her C-peptide level was too high. (4 Nov 2002)
  30. Is there any advice or information for parents of infants with diabetes? (4 Nov 2002)
  31. Am I taking more insulin than normal? Is that good for me? (4 Nov 2002)
  32. I hear that taking insulin can cause other problems in the long term, so I am thinking of just watching his carb intake. (30 Oct 2002)
  33. We switched my daughter from NPH with Humalog to Lantus and Humalog, but since then, her control has worsened. (24 Oct 2002)
  34. What could my daughter to feel like she has a low blood sugar, but when we check, it is in normal ranges? What can we do? (24 Oct 2002)
  35. I have a feeling that it could be better with Humalog instead of Regular pre-meal and Lantus at bedtime. Am I correct? (23 Oct 2002)
  36. My doctor raised my basal rates almost 100%, but my sugars are now running even higher. (23 Oct 2002)
  37. Can any of my blood sugar fluctuations be explained? (18 Oct 2002)
  38. How do I diet? How many calories do I need? How much exercise daily? (17 Oct 2002)
  39. Why can't I adjust the insulin for this situation? (14 Oct 2002)
  40. Even though my daughter takes insulin as prescribed by the physician, when she takes it, the blood sugar goes higher. (14 Oct 2002)
  41. We recently switched our son to Humalog with Lantus, but he gets hypoglycemic between 4 am and 7 am. (9 Oct 2002)
  42. Is starting this medication the right thing to do? (8 Oct 2002)
  43. I have been struggling with highs and lows ever since my diagnosis of type 1 diabetes four years ago. Please help. (7 Oct 2002)
  44. My doctor put me back on Diabeta last week, but I can't seem to get my blood sugar down. (7 Oct 2002)
  45. I want another option for treating this patient. (3 Oct 2002)
  46. Nothing really seems to help my niece's two and a half year old. His sugar level is a constant battle. (3 Oct 2002)
  47. Would we not be risking possible complications later in life by allowing a higher range of blood sugar levels now? (1 Oct 2002)
  48. In my view people are having lows and highs because doctors don't ask them to adjust insulin levels based on what they eat. (30 Sep 2002)
  49. Should my father seriously consider a second opinion with an endocrinologist who specializes in diabetes treatment? (25 Sep 2002)
  50. I'm 30 years old, I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and I have many questions. (24 Sep 2002)
  51. Will my niece have to take injections throughout her life? Is her life in danger? Can her diabetes be cured with puberty? (23 Sep 2002)
  52. How long can my son keep taking whatever insulin he feels like? (18 Sep 2002)
  53. If I go on insulin, I will lose not only my job but my health insurance. At this point, I will try anything else. (17 Sep 2002)
  54. What would explain combined symptoms of high blood sugar despite appropriate insulin, failure to thrive, pallor and irritability? (16 Sep 2002)
  55. My son basically eats the same foods and drinks each day, yet his numbers seem to go all over the scale. (13 Sep 2002)
  56. We don't know what to do for my son and neither do the doctors (including specialists) we've seen. Do you have any advice? (12 Sep 2002)
  57. Should my 14 year old son, who has type 1 diabetes, see a pediatric or an adult endocrinologist? (10 Sep 2002)
  58. Every day, for three to four hours, my blood sugar goes high, and nothing seems to help. Any suggestions? (10 Sep 2002)
  59. What symptoms can I look for to tell me if this student needs to sit out from dance class? (9 Sep 2002)
  60. After starting the treatments for my back and nerve, my levels have shot up to around the 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L] fasting. (9 Sep 2002)
  61. Is this practice rational? (8 Sep 2002)
  62. Can this condition be reversed? If yes, what treatment I should take so that I become a normal person? (8 Sep 2002)
  63. If I eat a larger then normal supper there is no great change in by glucose value until the next day. Why? (5 Sep 2002)
  64. I was told by my ex-husband that our three year old son has "borderline diabetes", which he says can be controlled by diet. (5 Sep 2002)
  65. What causes your blood/sugar to read higher after you have gone to bed for the night? (3 Sep 2002)
  66. For the last week my levels have gone high. What would cause this? (31 Aug 2002)
  67. My 13 year old daughter is way out of control. Will it take a while to adjust to the change in her insulin? How can I help her? (31 Aug 2002)
  68. I am on a pump and having problems with my blood sugar. (30 Aug 2002)
  69. Might these problems be owing to the thyroid gland? (30 Aug 2002)
  70. My 12 year old daughter just started using a pump, and her blood sugars have gone sky high again after a week. (30 Aug 2002)
  71. My son is having some early morning problems, but his specialist does not recommend tight control in the under seven age group. (28 Aug 2002)
  72. Does my daughter need Humalog with her bedtime snack? (26 Aug 2002)
  73. Is it possible my medication is not working any more? (21 Aug 2002)
  74. I just found out I have type 2 diabetes. Can I reduce my blood sugar with diet and exercise alone (without medicine)? (20 Aug 2002)
  75. I am 18 years old, I got diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about a month back, and I have several questions. (19 Aug 2002)
  76. My nine year old son is on Glucophage, and I have several questions. (18 Aug 2002)
  77. I want better control!. What else can I do? (17 Aug 2002)
  78. Do people with type 2 diabetes experience a honeymoon period? Any other ideas on what could be happening? (16 Aug 2002)
  79. Why isn't my blood sugar going down? (15 Aug 2002)
  80. I received a lot of conflicting information about an episode my son had, I am very worried and confused, and I have questions (15 Aug 2002)
  81. Is there an infant formula made especially for babies with diabetes? (14 Aug 2002)
  82. Could this be neuropathy? Would it be best that I see an endocrinologist? (14 Aug 2002)
  83. How significant are short periods of high blood glucose levels to our daughter's long term health? (14 Aug 2002)
  84. Does a full moon have anything to do with lowering or raising blood sugars? (13 Aug 2002)
  85. Our newly diagnosed daughter is low at lunchtime on a daily basis. (13 Aug 2002)
  86. My A1c is okay, but I don't seem to be getting the right results out, as my blood sugars vary widely. (12 Aug 2002)
  87. My fiance has been running higher and higher. What should we do? Should he see a doctor? If so, where? (6 Aug 2002)
  88. Why is my blood sugar normal in the morning and doesn't go up until I have eaten? (31 Jul 2002)
  89. I am 25 years old, an engineer, and I travel around the world. I have several questions. (29 Jul 2002)
  90. Any idea why blood sugar rises during night? (28 Jul 2002)
  91. Can an 18 year old with type 1 diabetes since age 10 switch to pills instead of injections? (28 Jul 2002)
  92. My two year old daughter may have diabetes, and I really do not want her to be on shots if she does not have to. (27 Jul 2002)
  93. When my daughter is in the target range two hours after meals, she usually goes low about 90 minutes later. (24 Jul 2002)
  94. I live in the tropical isles of the Pacific Ocean. I am 41 and was diagnosed with diabetes about two months ago. I have several questions. (24 Jul 2002)
  95. Can we use Humalog only (no basal insulin) before meals? Does anyone (other than pump users) use only Humalog? (24 Jul 2002)
  96. I have type 2 diabetes, and I am starting my menopause. Does this affect my blood sugar? (12 Jul 2002)
  97. My son's bedtime numbers are fairly high, but he always has a normal reading in the morning, so I am concerned. (10 Jul 2002)
  98. Why can't I get the highs down with Humalog? (9 Jul 2002)
  99. Is there anything I can do to improve my control? Is there a way to tell if I am still producing insulin? (9 Jul 2002)
  100. I have a rise in blood sugars during menstruation. Is this an indication of possible blood sugar problems during menopause? (8 Jul 2002)
  101. If an elderly person is not awake and will not waken when shaken,should the nurse give insulin injection without doing a blood sugar test? (5 Jul 2002)
  102. My doctor has recommended starting oral contraceptives to help with blood glucose management. Is this recommended for a 40 year old non-smoker? (3 Jul 2002)
  103. I'm wondering if my daughter could have something else going on. (3 Jul 2002)
  104. I don't believe my son is paying enough attention to what my 22 month old grandson eats and depends too much on the insulin injections. (2 Jul 2002)
  105. Is it possible that sometimes it takes longer for the blood sugar level to go higher? Is this okay? (2 Jul 2002)
  106. My six year old daughter was diagnosed about four months ago with type 1 diabetes, and I have several questions. (2 Jul 2002)
  107. My husband has type 2 diabetes which was well controlled with once daily glipizide until three days ago. (1 Jul 2002)
  108. What about snacks on a regimen of Lantus at bedtime with Humalog at breakfast, lunch and dinner? (28 Jun 2002)
  109. I do not understand why my morning fasting sugar level is higher than during the day. (27 Jun 2002)
  110. What causes the insulin resistance? How can my 14 year old son overcome it? (26 Jun 2002)
  111. Do you have any suggestions or ideas to help with my son's treatment? (25 Jun 2002)
  112. Can my mother take some sugar according to her daily physical routine? If not, then what is the treatment of sickness? (24 Jun 2002)
  113. We are having difficulty controlling our three year old daughter's blood sugars, but her diabetes team has never given us answers. (24 Jun 2002)
  114. If I have to use something to counter a continuing rise in blood sugars, I would prefer to inject insulin. Is this reasonable? (24 Jun 2002)
  115. My brother has seen several doctors, only gets scare tactics, and needs more direction on meal planning. (24 Jun 2002)
  116. Because I have CF, I have been told not to limit my calories, so I am now taking 30-60 units of Humalog/day. Is this reasonable? (23 Jun 2002)
  117. I have been decreasing my morning Regular rapidly. Most times that doesn't work. Yet, if I increase it I go low. (21 Jun 2002)
  118. We are extremely concerned about our granddaughter, who has been hospitalized many times in the last several years. (19 Jun 2002)
  119. What can I do to help alleviate these terrible rate of sugar changes? (12 Jun 2002)
  120. Is it possible that I have an insulin intolerance as well as type 1 diabetes since I also have PCOS? (11 Jun 2002)
  121. In the last week, I have experienced two really awful hypos. How can this be happening if I am not taking my insulin? (11 Jun 2002)
  122. I want my sister to grow up normally, but the obesity and the spoiling aren't helping. (11 Jun 2002)
  123. My last A1c was 6%, but I frequently experience high fasting glucose readings. Do you have any suggestions? (11 Jun 2002)
  124. Is it possible to rent the GlucoWatch? (9 Jun 2002)
  125. I have impaired glucose tolerance. Should I follow the same guidelines as for type 2 diabetes? (8 Jun 2002)
  126. Now that I am off of the insulin and medication, do I have to eat at exact times? (7 Jun 2002)
  127. If a child has to take insulin for carbs, why are low carb diets such as the Atkins dangerous? (6 Jun 2002)
  128. It is progressively more difficult to control my numbers, and I also am seriously trying to lose weight without any success. (6 Jun 2002)
  129. If I wanted to do a home version of a glucose tolerance test, how would I do it? (5 Jun 2002)
  130. My ex-son-in-law says my grandson is considered a radical diabetic, and the child should be testing every 90 minutes. Could it be true? (4 Jun 2002)
  131. Is my husband's tiredness to be expected? Should we see his doctor again? Is there anything else I could do to help him? (4 Jun 2002)
  132. My daughter feels great when her sugars run 180-250 mg/dl [10-13.9 mmol/L], but if she's lower, she has hypoglycemia symptoms. (4 Jun 2002)
  133. Why was I taken off of Prandin? Can this be dangerous? (3 Jun 2002)
  134. I recently heard that an insulin spray for diabetes would be available to South Africa by year end. (3 Jun 2002)
  135. I have had type 2 diabetes for four years now, and it is not under control. What do I need to do? (3 Jun 2002)
  136. Do you know of anyone in the Toronto area who could put me on a CGMS to help me determine exactly what is happening at night? (3 Jun 2002)
  137. Is it possible that even though the Lantus is "non-peaking", her own body is still making insulin and therefore she is dropping? (3 Jun 2002)
  138. With this regimen of four to five shots a day, should my three year old daughter go on a pump or an infusion set? (2 Jun 2002)
  139. Is this some kind of new treatment for type 2 diabetes? (1 Jun 2002)
  140. For the past six months, my blood sugars have been very high, I get very depressed, my body is in pain, and I can't sleep. (31 May 2002)
  141. When my daughter takes only one unit of Humalog, her blood glucose drops way down. Why? (30 May 2002)
  142. How should my 17 year old son handle the work schedule? (29 May 2002)
  143. My 10 year old son was on one shot of only 4 units of NPH for nine years, but he is now taking two to three shots a day. What has happened? (29 May 2002)
  144. What is a good blood glucose at midnight and in the middle of the night? (25 May 2002)
  145. I went on a pump about a month ago, but I am everywhere except within my target ranges! Please help! (23 May 2002)
  146. Is it normal for post-meal sugars to go higher if my pre-meal sugars are normal than if they're slightly high? (21 May 2002)
  147. Instead of constantly increasing his insulin dosages, why can't we just reduce my son's carbs? (20 May 2002)
  148. Can I take oral medication instead of daily injections? (20 May 2002)
  149. Do you have any advice you could give me and my nursery staff about a newly diagnosed child? (18 May 2002)
  150. Are we overlooking something? Or just looking a gift horse in the mouth? (18 May 2002)
  151. My three year old granddaughter's blood sugar has been staying high. Shouldn't her insulin amount be adjusted? (17 May 2002)
  152. Are there are guidelines on what my blood glucose test readings should be before meals and before bedtime? (17 May 2002)
  153. My daughter has high blood sugars with ketones in her urine during the first few days of her menstrual cycle. (17 May 2002)
  154. The speculation is that I am in the beginning stages of type 1 diabetes. Where should I go from here in terms of treatments? (17 May 2002)
  155. Why is my son so susceptible to ketones all of a sudden when previously his sugar could go very high without ketones? (16 May 2002)
  156. I have been on insulin for 21 years, and recently I have been having trouble with my sugars. (16 May 2002)
  157. If my daughter continues like this, can she come completely off of Lantus? Her doctor wants to check her blood for antibodies. (15 May 2002)
  158. How can blood sugar drop so fast? (15 May 2002)
  159. Lately my son's insulin adjustments are needed every one to three days, and his endocrinologist has not given us any answers. (14 May 2002)
  160. Can you direct me to medical research regarding the insulin-inhibiting effects of estrogen and progesterone? (14 May 2002)
  161. Should I be concerned with only giving my daughter the one shot a day? (13 May 2002)
  162. Can please offer me any clues as to what may be happening with my blood sugars? (12 May 2002)
  163. My blood sugar in the middle of the night and fasting are very high, and around 11:00 am, it is normal. What can I do? (10 May 2002)
  164. What is the safe fasting level? What type of diabetes do I have? (10 May 2002)
  165. My morning blood usually run high, and my bedtime value is usually okay. Can you give me any insight to my situation? (9 May 2002)
  166. I have heard that some people with type 1 diabetes change their eating habits and no longer need insulin injections. Is that true? (7 May 2002)
  167. Do you think my daughter's pancreas (by some miracle) may be producing insulin? (7 May 2002)
  168. Please help me understand if this is doom's day or can I take back control of my life by adopting changes. (7 May 2002)
  169. Does a young woman with a hectic life have any hope with type 1 diabetes? (7 May 2002)
  170. Does it takes this long to get back to seeing blood sugars remotely near normalcy after an acute illness? (7 May 2002)
  171. Why do I get slightly elevated fasting readings? What can I do so that I don't have this rise in blood sugars in the morning? (6 May 2002)
  172. When I do not eat within an hour of rising, I get symptoms of what I assumed was low blood sugar, but my sugar seems to go up. (5 May 2002)
  173. How do you take care of a newborn with diabetes? (4 May 2002)
  174. My mother has type 2 diabetes, is adhering to her meal plan, and she is wishing to know why her fasting levels fluctuate. (4 May 2002)
  175. How long should I let it go this high? How high is too high before a diabetic drug is added? (4 May 2002)
  176. How critical is it is to focus on foot care for a 14 year old boy newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? (30 Apr 2002)
  177. At which stage will I be better starting insulin? If at all, which kind or dosage ? (30 Apr 2002)
  178. My son has been on the pump for 10 months, and his pediatric endocrinologist doesn't seem to be of much help in adjusting the rates. (30 Apr 2002)
  179. I am wondering why my blood sugar is up every time I test it. What I can do to get it down to where it needs to be? (29 Apr 2002)
  180. My three year old was diagnosed with diabetes about two weeks ago, they don't why her blood sugar goes up, then down. (26 Apr 2002)
  181. Three weeks ago, my 13 year old daughter had very high blood sugars, and now they are very low even without insulin. (26 Apr 2002)
  182. What reasons are there for sudden, persistent, increased sensitivity to insulin? (26 Apr 2002)
  183. My 11 year old daughter has had a problem getting her sugars under control since was diagnosis. (26 Apr 2002)
  184. My three year old daughter's blood sugars are out of control, and her endocrinologist will not allow me to adjust her insulin. (23 Apr 2002)
  185. Why are my husband's blood sugars going up while he is sleeping? (23 Apr 2002)
  186. Our daughter's her morning readings are consistently 300-400 mg/dl [16.7-22.2mmol/L]. Any suggestions? (23 Apr 2002)
  187. My fiancee keeps candy around to eat when sugar is low, and if he does not control his sugar, he reacts to his reading. (21 Apr 2002)
  188. What are the possible treatments for type 1 diabetes currently? How effective are they? (20 Apr 2002)
  189. My 13 year old son's specialist tells me that his body could be rejecting the insulin. Could you please tell me why? (20 Apr 2002)
  190. Is there any danger in increasing the amount of insulin to account for eating more sugar? Are there long-term side effects from excessive insulin use? (18 Apr 2002)
  191. What could be causing the increase in my blood glucose? What can I do? (17 Apr 2002)
  192. My 14 year old son was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a little over a week ago, and I am trying to find some very basic information since we are very new at this. (16 Apr 2002)
  193. How is all of this affecting my blood glucose levels? (14 Apr 2002)
  194. If 6.3% is a normal A1c, then why would my daughter be at risk for a severe low? (13 Apr 2002)
  195. My mother ways has high blood sugars, but she says that she is feeling fine and does not follow a strict diet. What are the risks? (13 Apr 2002)
  196. Will I ever be able to rid myself of this? Will I have to eat this way for the rest of my life? (12 Apr 2002)
  197. Two weeks ago I had my pancreas, spleen, duodenum and part of my stomach removed, yet I was sent home without too much information. (11 Apr 2002)
  198. Are there some general guidelines for basals rates during the four weeks of a menstrual cycle? (11 Apr 2002)
  199. My father's idea of taking care of his diabetes is simply taking his pills and checking his blood sugar. Can you help us? (9 Apr 2002)
  200. Is it normal for my son to have uncontrollable blood sugar levels? (8 Apr 2002)
  201. I am interested in finding out how menstruation affects blood sugar. (7 Apr 2002)
  202. My fasting sugars have been above normal but are much more manageable range later in the day. Any tips? (7 Apr 2002)
  203. Could something else besdies a virus cause your sugars to go high and low? (3 Apr 2002)
  204. I am 22 year old female who stopped taking insulin injections. Is my sugar in control? (2 Apr 2002)
  205. When my daughter seizes and loses consciousness, what does it do to her physically and mentally? How long does the honeymoon period last? (1 Apr 2002)
  206. We have never been able to get our son regulated. Can you suggest what we may be doing wrong and ways we could improve? (1 Apr 2002)
  207. I am 46 years old, I have had diabetes since I was 18, and I take insulin. What procedure must I follow to be safe from diabetes complications? (1 Apr 2002)
  208. My son has had diabetes for more than two years, and we still don't have it under control. If he is not having mild hypos, he is having high readings. Help! (31 Mar 2002)
  209. How can control my daughter's dawn phenomenon without risking hypoglycemia the rest of the day? (31 Mar 2002)
  210. Should I be worried about my peak blood sugar levels? (29 Mar 2002)
  211. My son now uses Lantus at bedtime and Humalog with carb counting for all meals/snacks, but his A1c was 11% last week, and we were shocked. (23 Mar 2002)
  212. My 12 year old son, who does not live with me, is very active, but his counts vary so much up and down. Is this common for his age? (21 Mar 2002)
  213. Even with constant care, attention, supervision and diet, my son continues to have highs and lows, has been hospitalized a few times, and continues to have trouble with weight gain. (21 Mar 2002)
  214. I have type 2 diabetes, and recently I have been having symptoms of low blood sugar, but when I do the test my meter reading is high. (20 Mar 2002)
  215. My daughter gets NPH and Humalog at dinner, but has chronically high numbers in the morning, no matter what I do. Are there any answers to this problem? (20 Mar 2002)
  216. What would cause my three-hour postprandial blood sugar to be higher than my two-hour post-prandial blood sugar? (19 Mar 2002)
  217. Our daughter seems to need more Humalog in the morning (to cover similar amounts of carb intake) than in the evening. What factors could be contributing to this? (17 Mar 2002)
  218. My A1c was 12%, and my parents are freaking out about the whole thing. What am I supposed to do to prove to my parents that I know what to do? (17 Mar 2002)
  219. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a week ago exactly, but my physician hasn't put me on insulin yet. (15 Mar 2002)
  220. Do a lot of people successfully change from shots to pills? (14 Mar 2002)
  221. Can you give me any advice on how to handle my 14 year old son who has both diabetes and ADHD? (14 Mar 2002)
  222. Is there a possibility that my two year old daughter will eventually be able to stop taking Insulin and could start taking a pill? (13 Mar 2002)
  223. What else we can do to get my friend's blood sugars in the normal range? (13 Mar 2002)
  224. My sister is a working lady who suffers a lot in taking care of a son diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about a year a half ago, and his other brother who is autistic. (13 Mar 2002)
  225. Does temperature affect the sugar level? (12 Mar 2002)
  226. My four year old daughter suffers from very erratic blood sugar levels, but her doctor does not see it as a problem. Do you think I should seek a second opinion? (12 Mar 2002)
  227. My fiance has had type 1 diabetes since the age of 15, and since diagnosis it has been very well managed, but he is now having difficulty because of his work schedule. (12 Mar 2002)
  228. I like using Lantus, but what can I add to it to help the rise from 9:00 pm-midnight? (10 Mar 2002)
  229. What can I do to prevent my body from thinking it has low blood sugar? (10 Mar 2002)
  230. What is a safe blood sugar for a four year old? (9 Mar 2002)
  231. My almost five year old stepson, who has type 1 diabetes and takes three shots of insulin a day, has very irregular blood sugar levels when we have him. (7 Mar 2002)
  232. If they can't get this five year old's numbers regular, what are chances of long term effects? (6 Mar 2002)
  233. My eight year old boy, diagnosed just about two years ago, is currently on Lantus and a sliding scale of Humalog, but I still cannot gain tight control over his numbers. (6 Mar 2002)
  234. My 13 year old step-daughter, just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in another state, is coming to live with us, and I don't have a clue as to what kinds of foods she will need. (6 Mar 2002)
  235. My 88 year old dad just got over pneumonia three weeks ago, and now his blood sugar levels for the past six days have stayed high. (6 Mar 2002)
  236. Why is it that I feel better with slightly elevated blood sugars? (28 Feb 2002)
  237. What causes this morning elevation in blood sugar? How can it be corrected? (27 Feb 2002)
  238. Please advise us as to what to do to keep this 14 year old's sugar level in check. (26 Feb 2002)
  239. If I can keep my blood glucose level normal, isn't that the point, regardless of what sugars I eat? (26 Feb 2002)
  240. I am currently assisting a mom of a one month old who has hyperglycemia, I have never worked with a child this young, and I have many questions. (25 Feb 2002)
  241. I have occasionally forgotten to take my Lantus and have noticed that my fasting sugar is elevated and will not come down or go much higher without food during the day. (25 Feb 2002)
  242. My son is taking Mixtard twice daily, and, although his fasting sugar is generally okay, his evening is generally high. Do you recommend a change of insulin? (23 Feb 2002)
  243. My husband has type 2 diabetes, and for the last week it seems his sugar is flip-flopping. What could be going wrong? (23 Feb 2002)
  244. My 11 year old son, diagnosed with diabetes when he was almost four years of age, receives 4-16 shots per day because his blood sugars are very uncontrollable. (22 Feb 2002)
  245. Why is my fasting blood sugar always higher than other tests during the day? (19 Feb 2002)
  246. My 82 year old mom, who takes insulin, is visiting us. I've noticed that her sugar levels are high. (19 Feb 2002)
  247. Please help me understand exactly how much insulin one should take to account for the protein in a meal. Why is there so much confusion on this point? (19 Feb 2002)
  248. How can my six year old son, who only takes 2 units of Lente in the morning, wake up 24 hours later with a blood sugar of 61 mg/dl [3.4 mmol/L]? (18 Feb 2002)
  249. Even though my son's after breakfast blood sugars are in target range most of the time, he has always run higher pre-lunch at school than at home. (17 Feb 2002)
  250. I'm just worried that my son's last A1c didn't go much lower. Is that okay? (17 Feb 2002)
  251. My daughter's blood sugar readings are pretty good during the day with Humalog, but she takes NPH at night, and it doesn't seem to work. (17 Feb 2002)
  252. Please give us some guidance for food, medicine, and a plan for a smooth life. (15 Feb 2002)
  253. I was recently in the hospital because I became sick from DKA, and I want to keep playing basketball without having to go to the hospital or getting sick again. (12 Feb 2002)
  254. Sometimes I just cannot get my son's sugars to stay in the normal range. Is there anything I could do or try when this situation arises? (12 Feb 2002)
  255. We are trying to locate an over-the-counter decongestant approved for people with diabetes, but can't seem to find one. Is there such a thing? (11 Feb 2002)
  256. Is it normal for the dawn phenomenon to be more dramatic the lower the blood sugar goes? What changes would you suggest? (10 Feb 2002)
  257. They told us that my husband has brittle diabetes, but we never got a good explanation of what that meant. (10 Feb 2002)
  258. Is the honeymoon phase a good thing or am I getting excited for nothing? Is it at all possible that she may be able to come off her insulin at some point? (9 Feb 2002)
  259. My daughter was diagnosed three days ago, and her doctor has referred her to a pediatric diabetes specialist. Can you please tell us what to expect? (6 Feb 2002)
  260. I am having many problems, but the physicians that I would like to go to does not take my insurance, and I am depressed because I don't know what else to do. (2 Feb 2002)
  261. I am interested in taking FMLA time off to gain better control of my daughter's blood sugars, but I am not sure if I would be eligible. (1 Feb 2002)
  262. My hospital co-workers as well as my daughter's doctors tell me that her life will pretty miserable until she gets through puberty. In your opinion, is this true? (28 Jan 2002)
  263. My mum (with type 2 diabetes) has been using insulin for many years, her doctor started rosiglitazone, and she has found it difficult to stabilise the blood glucose. (27 Jan 2002)
  264. Should I be making daily adjustments in insulin during this volatile period? (26 Jan 2002)
  265. Is it okay to have readings that high after eating, or is this is indication that insulin is needed? Is my son at risk of future complications? (24 Jan 2002)
  266. I am 11 years old, I have the pump, and I recently got my A1c test result back which was 8.3%. I want some help on how to get it down. (23 Jan 2002)
  267. When should my niece expect to get a stable reading? (23 Jan 2002)
  268. I found out this week that my husband, my 10 year old daughter and my eight year old son all have MODY, but I did not receive much information. (23 Jan 2002)
  269. I think my five year old daughter, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about three months ago, is still in the honeymoon phase, but sometimes she will have a high reading. Is this common? (22 Jan 2002)
  270. was just informed that I am a "slowly developing type 1". Any observations about my situation? (21 Jan 2002)
  271. What are the goals in managing diabetes? (19 Jan 2002)
  272. Why are my blood sugars going up? (19 Jan 2002)
  273. How can I lose weight, exercise, and still have the energy to be able to keep up with it? (16 Jan 2002)
  274. Our daughter is currently taking NPH only once a day because of low fasting blood sugars. (13 Jan 2002)
  275. My doctor wants to put me on insulin, but I want to wait a couple of months to see if if taking the pills along with exercise and adjusting my diet will work. What is your opinion? (13 Jan 2002)
  276. Could you please let me if my diet is okay? More importantly, what should blood sugar levels be at different times of the day as per the American standard? (13 Jan 2002)
  277. Are there any side effects to using the Humalog (such as ineffectiveness in some young people)? Should I put my daughter back on the "R"? (12 Jan 2002)
  278. Will I have to take the shots again or can I just control the blood sugar level with diet? (9 Jan 2002)

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