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

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 … Continue reading AskNadia: Scared to Fly Airplanes After My Glaucoma Surgery

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 … Continue reading AskNadia: Type 2 Diabetes and Difficulty Getting an Erection

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 … Continue reading AskNadia: Is Bad Breath and Dry Mouth from My Diabetes

AskNadia: Am I Being Lied to About Lancets and Hepatitis

Dear Nadia, I’ve used a lancet drum with six lancets that I was told to reuse. I’ve had the same drum for probably three years. It’s dull, and I need to change it. My fingers are sore. I’ve never even considered reusing my needles. I spend a lot of money on needles. I know I’ve … Continue reading AskNadia: Am I Being Lied to About Lancets and Hepatitis

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 … Continue reading AskNadia: Asked to Leave Restaurant for Openly Injecting Insulin

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 … Continue reading AskNadia: Which Diabetes Tests Should I Order

AskNadia: Going to Stop Taking My Insulin

I have type 2 diabetes and am overweight. I want to get off my insulin and have decided to fast to lose weight and stop taking my insulin. I bought a cleanse and diet package. I don’t want to go to my Doctor because I am scared he will talk me out of it. Suzanna … Continue reading AskNadia: Going to Stop Taking My Insulin

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

AskNadia: What’s Your Gym Workout Plan for Type 1 Diabetes

Dear Nadia, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three years ago when I was 15. I would like to start going to the gym but am scared of low blood sugar. Brandon H, Dear Brandon, That’s great that you like to go the gym. Exercise is great for your blood sugars, A1C and keeping … Continue reading AskNadia: What’s Your Gym Workout Plan for Type 1 Diabetes