We should Prepare for Those Sick Days

By MewElla Latest Reply 2013-03-12 07:52:05 -0500
Started 2013-03-11 09:03:38 -0500

You wake up with a fever, stuffy nose or sore throat. It's important to have a plan in place before you get sick, not when your head is all fuzzy.
Know when to call your Dr…especially if you are unable to eat, have diarrhea, or vomiting for several hours. If you have a fever that is not improving Dr needs to know. Probably have specific instructions for you.
Continue your medications…do not miss a day because the stress of being sick probably will raise your bg numbers…
Check your blood sugar more frequently..keep an eye on it.
Keep "sick day" foods in the pantry-You may not have an appetite when you are sick but it is important to eat regularly so blood glucose stays level. Foods easy on the stomach such as chicken noodle soup, applesauce, saltine crackers can be a good thing to have handy.
Drink frequently- when your bg #'s are high, your body tries to flush glucose out of the body through urine. This puts you in range of dehydration and it is crucial that you drink fluids.
Get plenty of bed rest - your immune system needs rest to rewind and work.
BEFORE you get sick, arrange for backup help running your daily household chores.

Tags: awareness

6 replies

lorider70 2013-03-11 15:12:48 -0500 Report

Well said MewElla. My Dr. has advised me to see him at the slightest hint of any illness so we can stay on top of it. I tried the "waiting game" a few times and paid for it in the end.

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