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Hyperglycemia and DKA

  1. Recently diagnosed, my teen son has experienced elevated blood sugars at the start of cross country races. Should he do a corrective dose? (13 Sep 2015)
  2. My daughter was put on an oral contraceptive, which causes high blood sugars and weight gain. Is this a common phenomenon? Is there any other way to alleviate severe menstrual symptoms? (15 Jul 2014)
  3. After my dentist put me on methylphenidate, my blood sugars were very high so I am not taking another dose. What would have caused the high? What do you recommend? (14 May 2014)
  4. My son was diagnosed with type 1 four months ago. After his first dose of Focalin for his ADHD, his blood sugar was elevated after breakfast. Is it related to the medication? (15 Jan 2014)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. Since getting a Depo Provera shot for her PCOS, my daughter's blood sugars have remained between 300 and 600 mg/dl [16.7 and 33.3 mmol/L]. Is this from the shot? How long will this last? (30 Apr 2013)
  8. My teen son says it is not fair to punish him for behavior that occurs when his blood sugar is quite elevated. Is there a specific blood sugar reading beyond which he cannot control his anger? (27 Feb 2013)
  9. Hours after receiving her flu vaccine, my daughter's blood sugar spiked. Can the immune response from the flu shot cause this? (15 Jan 2013)
  10. If a teen with diabetes has an A1c over 10, what will happen? I cannot afford a pump and have forgotten my insulin to carbohydrate ratio. Every day, I wake up over 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]. (25 Jun 2012)
  11. I will be on steroids for at least six months due to pertussis. My A1c has always been under 7.1 and I am wondering about the effects of the steroids. Will I be more prone to DKA? (16 Apr 2012)
  12. Since January, my daughter has been bedridden with pain after DKA in December. She also had Lyme disease, DKA again and ongoing pain. What do you suggest to help with her pain and get her back to normal? (10 Apr 2012)
  13. At the doctor for a weight check, my daughter had a random blood glucose of 298 mg/dl [16.6 mmol/L]. The doctor wanted to run other tests. What could they be? Does she have diabetes? (4 Apr 2012)
  14. An endocrinologist said my daughter has type 1 diabetes, that she needs insulin. I am hoping that her blood sugar will go down with diet and medication. What type of diabetes does my daughter have? (31 Mar 2012)
  15. Because of medical neglect by her family, a child has been placed in my care. She has poor eating habits and has been in DKA several times. How can I get her to change her habits, take better care of herself? (14 Feb 2012)
  16. My daughter has been ill twice recently and I've had to increase her insulin significantly. Should I be concerned? Is there anything you recommend I do? (3 Jan 2012)
  17. Do you have any suggestions for discipline when dealing with highs? (28 Dec 2011)
  18. If a person is going into DKA and his kidneys are only working at 42%, can he register a false positive on a breath test if he has previously taken Nyquil? (1 Nov 2011)
  19. Six years after diagnosis, my teen daughter refuses to discuss her diabetes. She's had poor control for the last two years. How can she be persuaded to accept help? (27 Sep 2011)
  20. My daughter has been put on Advantan cream for eczema. Can this cause high blood sugars or insulin resistance? The prescribing doctor does not think so. (19 Jul 2011)

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