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  • Re: Teen - eating habits

    There is always a chance to get more information about diabetes. It sounds like this is good time for your son, along with your family, to get more diabetes information, especially around nutrition, as it is likely that your son may be finishing high school over the next year. Our Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Program offers many opportunities
    Posted to Parents (Forum) by Debbie Butler on Mon, May 7 2012
  • Re: 14 year old daughter

    I have heard other parents say the same things that you are saying. I think there is a lot of "peer pressure" to put your child with diabetes on the pump. That must be very hard especially if you think that other people dont think you are taking care of your daughter properly. Remember that adolescence can be one of the hardest time to manage
    Posted to Teens (Forum) by Debbie Butler on Wed, Apr 11 2012
  • Re: 14 year old daughter

    Hi, the pump is a great piece of technology but it is not for everyone. I see a lot of adolescent patients with diabetes and some are using the pump and some are not. I have heard several patients tell me that they are not interested in the pump because they do not want to be connected to anything. Since the pump is such a great piece of technology
    Posted to Teens (Forum) by Debbie Butler on Wed, Apr 11 2012
  • Re: fears

    Thanks for sharing your son's concerns - others likely have the same worries. It is very common for all kids to get 7-10 colds or mild illnesses each year!! So, it sounds like your son is experiencing the same rate of mild infections as others. And you are correct, that maintaining good diabetes control and overall healthy behaviors (like eating
    Posted to Teens (Forum) by Debbie Butler on Wed, Feb 22 2012
  • Re: my daughter who is 8 bg runs 230_500 two hours after meals

    Just wondering if you have had the chance to see a pediatric diabetes specialist? It is important to get laboratory measurements of the blood sugars. Your daughter's healthcare team may decide to perform a glucose tolerance test if questions remain about the diagnosis of diabetes. Also, it sounds like it would be good to see a dietitian with training
    Posted to Teens (Forum) by Debbie Butler on Wed, Feb 22 2012
  • Re: drug victoza

    Thank you for your question. It is not uncommon for teens to have type 1 diabetes and insulin resistance. Metformin is one of the 1st lines of treatment for the insulin resistance, as you note. It is also important to address lifestyle issues with promoting healthy eating and exercise. There are also other approaches to managing polycystic ovarian disease
    Posted to Parents (Forum) by Debbie Butler on Thu, Feb 16 2012
  • Re: my daughter who is 8 bg runs 230_500 two hours after meals

    Hi, I agree with the second post and I would also recommend that you make an appointment with a pediatric endocrinologist to discuss your concerns. Your daughter's pediatrician should be able to help you with a referral to a pediatric endocrinologist in your area. Good luck! -Debbie Butler, LICSW, CDE
    Posted to Teens (Forum) by Debbie Butler on Tue, Jan 24 2012
  • Re: foreign student in usa

    I also spoke to one of our nurse educators about your question and she said that it is important to check into the insurance that each particular school is offering because your co-pays and what will be covered will differ between school insurance plans. You may also want to check with your diabetes clinic in Italy since your insulin and diabetes supplies
    Posted to Teens (Forum) by Debbie Butler on Thu, Dec 22 2011
  • Re: foreign student in usa

    Most American universities and colleges have health centers that would be able to help you with these questions. Good luck! -Debbie Butler, LICSW, CDE
    Posted to Teens (Forum) by Debbie Butler on Wed, Dec 21 2011
  • Re: My type 1 son, age 13 has been diagnosed with Intermittent explove disorder

    I would recommend that you speak to your son's pediatrician and ask for a mental health referral in your area. I agree that you and your son need to find help now. -Debbie Butler, LICSW, CDE
    Posted to Parents (Forum) by Debbie Butler on Wed, Dec 21 2011
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