Keeping good BS under stress and when sick

By Harlen Latest Reply 2011-05-18 11:32:57 -0500
Started 2011-05-15 11:53:06 -0500

Hello all
The hardest thing for me is to keep my BS good when sick or under stress.
This is what helps me thru it.
1. I need to drink more water then normal
2. I need to test more dorring stress and when sick.
3. I need to eat lots of little meals and eat the right foods
4. I must take care of me I am the only me there is and I will love me and take care of me .
Keeping the BS good even when sick or under stress is a job and we need to keep ontop of it at all times
Best wishes frends

9 replies

tabby9146 2011-05-18 11:32:57 -0500 Report

I've had very little experience with being sick since diagnosed, just allergic rhinitis one time that had me feeling bad, and a sinus infection, but not a real bad one, no fevers. My BS tended to run low but not too low. I just ate a little more often, drank more water. As far as stress, sometimes I notice BS going up, but not too much yet. Been very fortunate so far but have all my info, on paper, and in my head, the sick day plan, that I got from diabetes class.

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-05-15 16:32:45 -0500 Report

I think I have a handle on controlling my #s when I'm sick but stress is a very different thing. It's crazy how my stress gies up and my numbers sky rocket. I have never given myself a shot at that time but I've wondered if I should. There are a few things ongoing right now that causes frequent stress. I also think my insomnia ob top of it just adds to the stress.

Harlen 2011-05-15 17:19:20 -0500 Report

If you know what your ratio is yes I would give a shot
it is hard to deal with stress
Keep up the great work
Best wishes

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-05-15 17:57:36 -0500 Report

Question: when I'm getting ready to eat this is how I figure my insulin: 1) test my bg 2) for every 30points over 100 = 1 unit of insulin 3). Figure the carbs in my meal. For every unit of carbs (or 15 carbs) add 3 units of insulin 4) add the answers to #2 and #3 and to that answer add 5.
So if my stress causes my numbers to shoot up I would do the same as above, except since I'm not going to eat I don't need to have that number (so my meter reading plus 5). Thatche how much to inject when under stress. Also how high does the reading have to be to do this extra injection?
Sorry to be such a pain. I hope some day to have a doctor that I can talk to about such things.

Harlen 2011-05-15 19:32:33 -0500 Report

Ok 1 ut for 30 over 100 so if your bs is 220 you would give 4 ut if what you sey is right.
And your ratio to carb is 1ut to 5 grams carb
When your ratio is that high I would give a shot for anything over 140
At over 145 it starts to harm your bod
Hope this helps
Best wishes

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