Diabetes and flu

By BB42 Latest Reply 2013-12-28 16:55:16 -0600
Started 2013-12-28 08:12:22 -0600

I am a Type 2 diabetic who has contracted a bad intestinal bug. Most of the foods I usually eat when this happens have sugar and I am trying to stay away from foods like unsweetened apple sauce, saltine crackers, or soups. I drink a lot of tea and broth. Any other suggestions?

8 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-12-28 13:53:52 -0600 Report

Did you call your doctor?

BB42 2013-12-28 16:45:10 -0600 Report

Yes and was told that right now, don't worry about the carbs. Just try and kick the bug

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-12-28 16:55:16 -0600 Report

Typical response. They want you to treat your own sypmtoms then when it turns to pneumonia they ask why didn't you come in sooner. I have not had the flu since I was in 2nd grade back in the 60's and cannot get a flu shot. I have had sinus infections and chest colds. The doctor gave me antibiotics but it was hell trying to keep the carbs right when you are sick and don't feel like eating. I did broth and saltines then switched to cream soups and saltines they made me at least feel like I ate something. Hope you feel better soon.