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Other Social Issues from 2000

  1. Is it possible for me to get a tattoo? If I was to go on the pump, would it interfere? (23 Dec 2000)
  2. The problem is that the other care giver is consistently dropping the three year old's sugar well below 70 mg/dl [3.9 mmol/L]. (15 Dec 2000)
  3. Can depression activate higher blood sugar levels, with proper diet and activity? (12 Dec 2000)
  4. How do I find out the carb content of flavored chewing tobacco? (12 Dec 2000)
  5. Is there a law or regulation (at state or federal level) governing the disposal of insulin syringes or needles used in the home? (11 Dec 2000)
  6. Will I have to take an extra driving test because of my diabetes? I understand that my car insurance may cost more, is this true? (7 Dec 2000)
  7. What is an appropriate blood sugar level at which it is safe to drive a car? (6 Dec 2000)
  8. I have two daughters with diabetes and am going through a custody battle. My ex-husband is using their diabetes as a weapon. (6 Nov 2000)
  9. Should I insist on being a chaperone or do I need to learn to let go a little? (17 Oct 2000)
  10. Is it healthy for have a nine year old with diabetes to have her levels jump very high then very low due to lack of proper supervision? (17 Oct 2000)
  11. What is the best way to answer questions in a professional way when they don't listen to your explanation that you have diabetes? (16 Oct 2000)
  12. My nine child is on the football team. How can we safely get him within the weight limits without cutting back his calories? (8 Oct 2000)
  13. My six year old son's best friend was diagnosed with type 1. Where can I find information on a good diet plan for when he comes for overnight visits? (8 Oct 2000)
  14. Is the honeymoon period the time it takes one to mentally kill off what little cell producing ability one has? Did we convince my son having diabetes? (8 Oct 2000)
  15. The parents have lost custody to this child because of the claim of exogenous insulin. How reliable is an insulin test and C-peptide test? (1 Oct 2000)
  16. I have put on a lot of weight, have lost a lot of energy, and feel constantly depressed. My control is quite poor. Will going on an insulin pump help? (28 Sep 2000)
  17. Is it okay to test blood sugar and to give insulin injections in public places like restaurants, parks, etc., in the United States? (28 Sep 2000)
  18. I still find it incredibly difficult to tell people about my condition. What is your advice on telling friends, coworkers, etc.? (27 Sep 2000)
  19. My 16 year old daughter has had multiple hospitalizations. They say her only option at this point would be a pump, but she is resitant. (15 Sep 2000)
  20. Is worrying about my future is normal? Am I depressed? Is it normal to constantly think about slowly dying? (15 Sep 2000)
  21. Can diabetes ruin a woman's sex life? (30 Aug 2000)
  22. Almost all of her urine results have been positive for alcohol. Is this related to her diabetes? (29 Aug 2000)
  23. Given the impact it has had in my life, I'd like to work with people who have diabetes. Can you give advice regarding career paths? (27 Aug 2000)
  24. My husband is having difficulty at work with discrimination because of his diabetes. (26 Aug 2000)
  25. Our endocrinologist determined that it is stress related and we are now seeing a therapist. So far no help. Any suggestions? (23 Aug 2000)
  26. Is there someplace that I can donate these to? (20 Aug 2000)
  27. Our 12 year old daughter loves food and is gaining about a pound per week. The doctor thinks the pump would help, but I feel the pump is a reward. (18 Aug 2000)
  28. What protection is there against discrimination in the work force for a person with type 1 diabetes? (18 Aug 2000)
  29. We are unable to get good control. She always has ketones. The hospital has involved social workers to find out if there is a lot of stress at home. (17 Aug 2000)
  30. My nine year old daughter thinks she's fat. I've read about diabetic teens developing eating disorders. I'd like any recommendations you have. (15 Aug 2000)
  31. He smokes marijuana. I hear from several friends that it can lead to blindness. Is this true? (15 Aug 2000)
  32. I met a girl who has type 1 diabetes and I wish to marry her. Is there any problem in marrying her? What about the future life? (14 Aug 2000)
  33. I am seeking information about precautions that must taken prior to driving to avoid such a tragedy. (9 Aug 2000)
  34. They have not told his diabetes team what they are doing. Is what they are doing okay? (31 Jul 2000)
  35. I have type 1 diabetes and I am battling the Department of Motor Vehicles for my ambulance driver's certificate. (29 Jul 2000)
  36. Any suggestions on the types of snacks he could carry to minimize weight? Is there anything else we should be doing to ensure he has a safe and enjoyable trip? (25 Jul 2000)
  37. Has anyone had any experience or helpful suggestions in dealing with the emotions and fears of siblings of a child with diabetes? (24 Jul 2000)
  38. Is this putting too much responsibility on her at this age? (23 Jul 2000)
  39. Can a person with type 1 diabetes attend a military collage or a police academy? (22 Jul 2000)
  40. How can the government discriminate by giving me a permanent "not fit for duty" status and lose all my government time? (29 Jun 2000)
  41. I have some questions I would like to ask about diabetes. Is it commonly inherited? (18 Jun 2000)
  42. Why do people always joke on me when I have a sugar attack? (5 Jun 2000)
  43. Is it necessary to tell collage administrators or others that I have diabetes? (19 Apr 2000)
  44. I received my renewal form for my driver's licence. On the back there is a space to check if you are diabetic. (15 Apr 2000)

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