Not So Pumped? If your teenager wants to switch back to multiple daily injections and you’re worried it will make diabetes management harder rather than easier, find expert answers here.
Q: “Do I need to adjust my child’s type 1 diabetes care when there’s a time change?” Find an expert answer here.
Q: “I’m worried our son is heading towards diabetes burnout. I’ve read about giving kids a ‘diabetes vacation’ to help them through times of stress. What does that mean exactly, and how do I do it?” Find an expert answer here.
Q: “Our daughter is entering puberty, and we want to help her be prepared, especially when it comes to how menstruation could affect her blood sugar management. What should we know?” Find an expert answer here.
Q: “Now that the artificial pancreas has been approved, I have so many questions… How does it work? Is it a good fit for my child? Will we still need to count carbs and do finger sticks?” Find an expert answer here.
Q: “Are schools required to allow cell phones in the classroom if a child uses one as a type 1 diabetes device — that is, to transmit CGM data to the nurse and/or parents at home?” Find an expert answer here.
Q: “I keep hearing about popular high-protein/high-fat eating plans — could opting for more meats and cheeses over starchy snacks and sides in our son’s diet make blood sugar management easier?” Find an expert answer here.
Q: “Are sugar-free candies and treats always a better choice for children with type 1 diabetes?” Find an expert answer here.
Q: “My husband and I have fallen into a good cop/bad cop routine when it comes to keeping our daughter on track with diabetes care — I avoid nagging, and he gets on her case. Is this kind of dynamic OK?” Find an expert answer here.
Q: “When I check in with my 16-year-old son about his numbers, he sometimes tells me that he ‘forgot’ to bolus. Do teenagers really just forget something this important, or is something else going on?” Find an expert answer here.