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  1. Based on my patient's laboratory results and diagnosis of type 1, can you give me a second opinion about his treatment, diet, exercise, etc.? (29 Dec 2008)
  2. Recently, I have reduced my son's insulin, but I am seeing a "whacky" pattern of blood sugars. How can I fix this? (25 Dec 2008)
  3. Other than the tummy and thigh, where can one place infusion sets? Could my granddaughter use an angled set in her thigh rather than the straight set she now uses? (21 Dec 2008)
  4. On weekends, my son prefers to take injections. He runs high the first night even if he still has Humalog in his system when I give him Lantus. What do you recommend? (21 Dec 2008)
  5. At 23 weeks pregnant, I take insulin twice daily. My postprandial blood sugars are elevated. What do you recommend? (19 Dec 2008)
  6. How do I test my son's overnight basal rates? He uses an OmniPod insulin delivery device. (2 Dec 2008)
  7. Lately, my daughter's blood sugars have been over 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]. Why would this be? Could she be insulin resistant? Can she take Avandia? (19 Nov 2008)
  8. We are having an issue at school about where our son stores his meter and checks his blood sugar, especially with the nurse's office locked in the afternoon. Can you help us? (17 Nov 2008)
  9. I'm a school nurse with a student who has type 1. The child's diet consists mainly of simple carbohydrates. How can get him to change his diet? (11 Nov 2008)
  10. Does excess milking of the finger alter one's blood glucose level? (11 Nov 2008)
  11. Which is the best method of administering mealtime insulin when you encounter a pre meal low? (25 Oct 2008)
  12. Sometimes I let my son go to school after he has had ketones in the morning. We change his site and insulin first. Is this okay? The school has no nurse. (22 Oct 2008)
  13. My son's blood sugars fluctuate from 43 mg/dl [2.4 mmol/L] to 500 mg/dl [27.8 mmol/L]. How can we control his blood sugars better to ensure he has a healthy life? (9 Oct 2008)
  14. Do you have any suggestions for helping us avoid our daughter's hospitalizations for DKA? (6 Oct 2008)
  15. My young son is on Lantus only, but he sometimes is as high as 350 mg/dl [19.4 mmol/L]. Is it okay to give him rapid acting insulin? (5 Oct 2008)
  16. Can you help me understand why the doctor has put my daughter on a Humalog-Regular-NPH-Lantus regimen? (4 Oct 2008)
  17. Does a correction counteract a spike and cause a slower, more controlled drop in one's blood sugar? (25 Sep 2008)
  18. We got an I-port for our son, but we can't get it to function properly, leading to high blood sugars. Do others have similar problems? (17 Sep 2008)
  19. My son has been running very high over the last month. Every time we increase his insulin, his blood sugar goes up. Could his liver be overproducing glucose? (12 Sep 2008)
  20. My daughter has blood sugar spikes in mid-afternoons and late evenings, so we have increased her basal rates at these times. Why is she high at these times? (10 Sep 2008)

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