AskNadia: Why Can’t a Type 1 Women with Diabetes Adopt A Child

Dear Nadia, I would like to know what the #1 reason for why women with well controlled type 1 diabetes, in good control for 20 years, cannot adopt.  Patricia Dear Patricia, There are many reason why a person’s application will be rejected for adoption.  Some of the reasons are traditional while others are in place for the child’s safety. Adoption agencies and foreign adoptions have

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AskNadia: Scared to Fly Airplanes After My Glaucoma Surgery

Dear Nadia, I am a type 2 diabetic with glaucoma from my diabetes. My Doctor tells me it is OK to fly on airplanes after my surgery. But, I am scared something might happen. Beth Dear Beth, Being diagnosed with glaucoma means that the fluids in your eyes were not draining properly which could be a result of high blood sugars. People with diabetes are

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AskNadia: Type 2 Diabetes and Difficulty Getting an Erection

Dear Nadia: I have had type 2 diabetes for 20 years and it is difficult to get or maintain an erection. I don’t want to talk to my doctor about it until I know what my options are. So, I have been reading up online about my different alternatives.  Do know which therapy works the best? John Dear John: There are several recommended therapies for

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AskNadia: Is Bad Breath and Dry Mouth from My Diabetes

Dear Nadia, Ever since I have had type 2 diabetes, I seem to have bad breath and a dry mouth. How do I know if this is from my diabetes? Sean Dear Sean: Bad breath and dry mouth can be related to your diabetes. Sometimes new medications can also give you bad breath. There are over 500 drugs that treat high blood pressure, cardiovascular heart

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AskNadia: Asked to Leave Restaurant for Openly Injecting Insulin

Dear Nadia:   I was at a restaurant. After we’d ordered, I tested and dosed. I received a hostile look from a lady at another table. I smiled and said, “I could drop my trousers and inject in my butt, if you’d prefer.” A few moments later a waiter came up and asked me to leave. On the way out I stopped at the hostile

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AskNadia: Why Can’t a Type 1 Women with Diabetes Adopt A Child

Dear Nadia, I would like to know what the #1 reason for why women with well controlled type 1 diabetes, in good control for 20 years, cannot adopt.  Patricia Dear Patricia, There are many reason why a person’s application will be rejected for adoption.  Some of the reasons are traditional while others are in place for the child’s safety. Adoption agencies and foreign adoptions have

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AskNadia: Which Diabetes Tests Should I Order

Dear Nadia, I am pre-diabetic, or  I was. My A1c has been in the normal range for about a year now. However, for the last two months, I have been suffering from hypoglycemia. The first few times my numbers were in the 50s and 60s, but when I treated it tonight, it was 49. I had become confused and could barely figure out how to

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AskNadia: My Doctor Won’t Perform Surgery Because of My High A1C

Dear Nadia:   I have diabetes and am in desperate need of knee surgery. My doctor won’t perform the surgery because my A1c has been between 7.1% and 7.4% for the past year. My insulin doses have been adjusted but I can’t seem to get below 7%, which is where they want me. This has really affected my quality of life. Do you think I

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