Sick Plan

By cakeybakes Latest Reply 2013-04-16 04:50:06 -0500
Started 2009-04-19 23:27:17 -0500

I have been suffering from a bit of a stomach virus today and am unable to swallow my meds. With Type2 I have been told by numerous health care professionals to have a "sick plan"; however, no one has any suggestions as to what that plan may entail. My levels aren't so bad (no higher than 200 and no lower than 100), but I've only been able to keep down 2 cans of ginger ale and about 6 saltines in an 18-hour period. I have finally graduated to a little water also. Any suggestions for a "sick plan" would be greatly appreciated, because none of the "professionals" seem to know what to tell me.

16 replies

AmberAmby 2012-07-25 14:18:04 -0500 Report

I'm Sick Too :(

Edie 2012-10-11 06:05:48 -0500 Report

I am sorry to hear you had been sick. I was told to drink lots of fluids, check my Sugar and if I can't keep food down then at least get the fluids in me to keep me hydrated. ususlly am better by next day.

Edie 2009-06-09 11:54:29 -0500 Report

Thankyou for this Discussion I never had been told either how to plan for sick days. I just stayed in bed and hoped that what I tried to do was the right thing to do at the time. I will be asking my Dr at the next visit if I don't call him first as My next visit is not till Aug. 31st.

cakeybakes 2009-04-29 22:17:50 -0500 Report

Thanks to everyone for all the advice. I sure do feel better now. I see the doc next week and will be asking her a few more questions.

Sarguillo 2009-04-23 17:21:00 -0500 Report

My sick plan is easy. Dont be afraid if you numbers climb, as they will unless you are over 250 for more than a day. Over 200 is my yellow zone. At 250, im at my red zone and need to test more often and keep a good watch on what I am eating. Drink lots of fluids. Stay hydrated. Have some soft foods in fridge and cubords. Dont bother doctor unless numbers keep climbing or stay over 250 for more than a day, then dont accept anything from nurse other than an appointment that day or a straight line to the doctor. or a quick trip to emergency room if I cant get ahold of anyone. Remember, things can go south quickley if there are other situations that you are unaware of.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-04-21 21:41:30 -0500 Report

Some of the things I been told by my endos was to make sure I always checked my blood sugars no matter how sick I was. And continue to take my insulin. I also need to check my urine in case it shows up with keytones. If I am unable to eat I ussally try and take 4 ozs of a sugar containingbeverage from trying not to get to low.
Call my MD is vomiting or unable to keep food down.If I am sick for over a day I also call MD. I definely call if there is keytones in my urine. If I can't get my sugars down I make sure my MD is called or go to the ER…Debe

SkipT 2009-04-21 06:36:32 -0500 Report

Here is a website concerning Sick Day planning:

Edie 2013-04-16 04:50:06 -0500 Report

I tried to go to this site and it was either down or nolonger available. It came up as a search and so I went to the ADA site on When you're sick. Will read it over real good and see where it leads me.

Lanore 2009-04-20 06:56:10 -0500 Report

Wow I found that pretty sad, that not one of your "Professionals" can help you with that. That is pretty scary. I think I wouldfind a Dr who could tell you just what you need for that. I really don't know either…but plan on asking my Dr about it. Since I am now insulin dependent, guess i need to know the same thing.

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-04-20 08:42:08 -0500 Report

Girl, my dr. never talked to me about a sick plan, feet and etc. All he said was loose weight! I will be following this one!

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