When you wake up with a stuffy nose, or sore throat, your first instinct is your are sick and need to stay at home from work. Your second instinct should be that you have diabetes, and you need to take care of yourself, since being sick can make your blood sugar go out of whack. Get a plan together Before you get sick, not when you really feel lousy and can not think straight. Ask your Dr if there are other things he wants you to do when you get sick.
Know when to call your Dr. If you are unable to eat, have diarrhea or have been vomiting for 6 hrs; or if you have a fever that does not come down.
Continue all your medications-this is especially important, because being sick will usually raise the blood sugar levels. Special instructions from your Dr should be noted when you are taking insulin.
Check your blood sugar more frequently and log it for future reference. If your numbers are unusually high, the Dr may make adjustments in meds.
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