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  1. 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)
  2. Which is the best method of administering mealtime insulin when you encounter a pre meal low? (25 Oct 2008)
  3. When I used my pre-filled pen, blood leaked into the pen and mixed with the insulin. Is this normal? Will the insulin still work? (20 Oct 2008)
  4. What are the present and future ramifications of refusing insulin with gestational diabetes? (20 Oct 2008)
  5. 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)
  6. What would cause an increase in blood sugar levels in response to an increase in insulin when there are no lows prior to elevated blood sugar levels? (8 Oct 2008)
  7. Can you help me understand why the doctor has put my daughter on a Humalog-Regular-NPH-Lantus regimen? (4 Oct 2008)
  8. On NovoMix 30, my daughter has very elevated afternoon blood sugars. Is there another insulin she can take in the morning to cover her after lunch? (17 Sep 2008)
  9. My toddler almost always has a nighttime low around 3 or 4 a.m. With the proper dose of Lantus, should she be able to sleep through the night? (9 Sep 2008)
  10. Does metformin help those with type 1 by making insulin work properly? If I take it, might it lower the amount of insulin I need to take? (12 Aug 2008)
  11. Why do I need less insulin during early morning hours? Why do I need less insulin when severely high? Is this common for others with type 1? (18 Jul 2008)
  12. What is the normal range of insulin that the body produces? (15 Jul 2008)
  13. Why do I need to be on insulin when I have not yet taken the maximum dose of my metformin? What happens if I miss injections for two days? (12 Jul 2008)
  14. Is it common for people with type 1 to need less insulin in the early morning? Why is it that I need LESS insulin for corrections when I'm severely high? (8 Jul 2008)
  15. In the past six months, since switching from Levemir and Actrapid to Lantus and NovoRapid, my blood sugar control has worsened. What do you suggest? (4 Jun 2008)
  16. Because it is so costly, my adult daughter is not taking any insulin. How bad is this? Is there some other treatment? (2 Jun 2008)
  17. Does injected insulin cause weight gain? I've been on insulin for 42 years, but have gained 35 pounds in the past three years, since starting Lantus. (1 Jun 2008)
  18. Can continual and increased insulin cause decreased urine exposure by changing some muscular tone in urinary system? (1 Jun 2008)
  19. When my young son has stomach viruses, we have to cut back on his insulin drastically. Once on the road to recovery, he still doesn't need meal boluses. How is this possible? (19 May 2008)
  20. I've had type 1 for about two years. Two doctors adjusted my insulin due to persistent highs. Now on HUMINSULIN 30/70, I am having many lows. What do you recommend? (17 May 2008)

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