Help! I am diabetic and I’m Sick!
When you are sick with a cold, flu or infection your blood sugar can go higher than your normal. It is important to have a sick plan in place before you are sick. This is one of the things you need to talk over with your physician.
Call your health care provider if you: have two blood sugars in a row over 300mg/dl or several low blood sugars in a row. Lose five pounds or more when you are sick. Have vomiting or diarrhea for more than six hours, can’t eat solid foods for more than 24 hours, and can’t keep liquids down, feel dizzy, confused or in pain.
Never stop taking your diabetes pills or insulin without talking to your health care provider, check your blood sugar at least every four hours when you are sick, and drink water to prevent dehydration.
Try your upmost to eat regular meals. If you can’t here are some foods you can utilize to keep your carbohydrate intake about the same: ½ cup pudding, 4-6 crackers, ½ cup regular gelatin, or ½ cup juice.
Remember your accu check machine is your best friend. If at all possible keep one with you and have another at your bedside. I hate being sick. Please take care of yourself, Geri.
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