When I get sick I find I have one big problem. My fever goes on and off. When it comes on I don't know if I have a fever from the cold or if I am going hypoglycemic. So I have to do additional tests besides the six I do daily. Thank God I sandbag the insurance companies and have the extra strips I need. The extra tests (besides the 6 tests I do daily) have my fingers begging for mercy. The fever isn’t very high (about 99°F while my normal temp is around 97.5°F) but is noticeable and doesn’t last long. The frequency of the ons and offs really bother me (and my poor fingers). It is upsetting not know if I am feverish or hypoglycemic and sometimes even scary until I test. My MDs say just grin and bare it and ride it out. Easily said when you’re not diabetic.
Does anyone else have this problem and if so, how do you handle it. All suggestions [besides shooting myself ;) ] are welcomed.
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