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Daily Care from 2013

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. What is the correlation between vitamin D and diabetes control/complications? Do adequate vitamin D levels impact diabetes? (4 Oct 2013)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)
  11. My daughter's diabetes team is pleased with her A1c. They want me to correct her to 100 mg/dl [5.6 mmol/L] at night, but I am not comfortable with this. Am I being unreasonable? (6 Feb 2013)
  12. Despite my best efforts, my teen son's pediatric endocrinologist feels we are not doing enough to prevent highs and lows. Would an adult endocrinologist be a possible solution? (4 Feb 2013)

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