Blood sugar levels when ill

By CallumB Latest Reply 2013-08-13 19:57:22 -0500
Started 2013-08-13 10:41:03 -0500

I myself and my brother who both suffer from type 1 diabetes. Find if we have a fever, lack of sleep or any kind of illness sometimes even a headache.
It makes the insulin stop working. Almost like 90% resistance, as soon as we take ibuprofen or paracetamol we're back to normal for 3-4 hours.
Does anyone else suffer from this?

3 replies

bexcripps 2013-08-13 19:57:22 -0500 Report

I have always been told that insulin requirements increase when you are sick and being sick makes your sugars higher. I was admitted to hospital when i was sick with a chest infection, not for the infection but because my sugars shot up and had ketones. You may need to increase your doses slightly and test more frequently when you are sick.

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette TerryPA 2013-08-13 15:30:43 -0500 Report

Yes, I am not sure what it is but my blood sugar levels are always off when I am sick. I have heard before, but I don't recall what causes it.

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