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For my son’s Omnipod, what duration of insulin action (DIA) do you recommend?

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My teen grandson refuses to take of his diabetes, has been hospitalized frequently, usually in DKA. What can we do to help him?

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My daughter is on MDI, a CGM. She gets morning Lantus, is sometimes high when school ends in the early afternoon. Should I be doing more? Should we try to get a pump? We are in Curacao, have limited access to a doctor.

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Diagnosed about 1.5 years ago, my daughter has been losing her hair. Is this related to her use of insulin?

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My teen relative with type 1 eats a lot of candy, taking insulin to keep her blood sugar in range. Will eating the candy show up on her A1c test?

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For a month, my toddler has been urinating only once a day, or less. Her breath smells like ketones. Could she have diabetes? What do you advise?

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I would like to understand ketones better. What causes them? How do they affect the bod? How are they formed?

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Recently diagnosed, we keep reducing our toddler’s insulin to prevent lows. If we continue to reduce it, might this stress his remaining pancreatic function?

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Diagnosed 15 years ago, my adult daughter has been hospitalized over 35 times for DKA, seizures, and lows. How can we help ease her suffering?

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My teen had highs and moderate ketones from two pump failures. Would it have been okay to give her a snack when she asked for one?

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