oh no i think im getting sick

By kimfing Latest Reply 2014-01-25 13:31:29 -0600
Started 2014-01-24 09:00:53 -0600

i think im getting my first cold as a diabetic! Uuuugggghhhhh! Sore throat and headache. Yuck! I also had my first scary low yesterday at the store! All good now:-):-):-):-)

Happy Friday everyone

14 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-25 13:20:29 -0600 Report

Thanks Kim keeps the cold from getting to me…LOL. Seriously I hope you feel better soon. There are sugar free over the counter cough medicines that will prevent your blood sugar from flip flopping.

There is a product called LeveLife that comes in a packet and is liquid. It is fast acting glucose. I never leave my house without it. I got 2 free samples in the mail. I have never had to use it because I always eat more carbs than I should when I know I am going out and doing a lot of walking.

kimfing 2014-01-25 13:31:29 -0600 Report

Im glad to be of assistance:-):-):-) no need us both having it. :-):-):-) i rarely take any meds for colds. I have foundnthe sf stuff id i need it. I have glucose tabs in anyplace im gonna be, but what works well is the bevita breakfast biscuits. They are 9 grams carbs each and one usually does the trick. If i do the 15 care rule, my blood sugar skyrockettes so 9 g is good. :-):-) thanks for info.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2014-01-25 12:03:39 -0600 Report

Oh good. That is one less cold available for me to catch! Warning! Watch your OTC drugs as then can shoot your BS up fast and furious.

kimfing 2014-01-25 13:27:40 -0600 Report

Gee im glad i kept it from getting to you :-):-):-) ha ha. Thanks. I rarely take anything. I would have to b close to dying before i do. :-):-) not even close to that. Thank goodness

Bekah Nikole
Bekah Nikole 2014-01-24 19:04:11 -0600 Report

Let your body rest as much as possible. I stay warm, take my regular meds and cold meds, eat even if I don't feel like it (even if it's just a little bit at a time or four small meals instead of three) and I don't exercise til I'm better. Make sure to drink your water too.

kimfing 2014-01-24 19:20:31 -0600 Report

Thanks. Been drinking lots. Can't really rest n not exercise since that's what is required for job and i own the co :-)been able to eat and kept sugar under good control, let's see what tomorrow brings :-):-):-)

GabbyPA 2014-01-24 09:29:42 -0600 Report

Oh, I hope you had someone there to help you. My lows have been at home, thankfully. I would really be scared if I had one in public.

Get lots of rest, avoid any cough medicines with sugar in them and drink a lot. Keep testing so you know how your levels are.

kimfing 2014-01-24 09:50:18 -0600 Report

My husband is also diabetic so he's here and so far bs have been good, haven't tested after breakfast yet. Been drinking diet limeade seems to feel good on throat

GabbyPA 2014-01-24 10:23:09 -0600 Report

Maybe try some unsweetened coconut water. It has some carbs but is also good on electrolytes. I mix mine with some lime juice and truvia. "You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up" LOL