Bottled water and being sick

By BreC Latest Reply 2014-12-08 04:05:17 -0600
Started 2014-12-07 08:14:16 -0600

When I get sick with bronchitis it is usually major. I have COPD and don't get little colds, it always turns into chronic bronchitis. I didn't eat dinner last night but drank lots of bottled water. I was up and down through out the night coughing. As such I drank water through the night. This morning my BS was 201. Would that be because of the bronchitis or the bottled water.

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lilleyheidi 2014-12-08 04:05:17 -0600 Report

Bre, I would guess, like others said, it's the sickness that brought the numbers up this morning. I know when I get migraines my numbers tend to go up a bit, and if I don't eat they go even higher, and if I have a long lasting migraine, I tend to skip a meal. Sometimes when I'm not feeling up to eating I will try to drink a protein drink just to make sure I get some protein and calories in to last me through till I'm feeling well enough to eat.
I sure do hope you feel better soon, i have COPD as well, so am trying real hard to avoid the colds going around. HUGS Heidi

GabbyPA 2014-12-07 18:42:27 -0600 Report

I would say it's because of the bronchitis and being up during the night. Getting up through the night is never nice to me.

BreC 2014-12-07 18:59:39 -0600 Report

Well my husband has been sick with a cold and I figured I too would get it. Trying some home remedies tonight like the Vicks in a hot pan of water. I have a humidifier but the Vicks works just as good.

BreC 2014-12-07 15:57:34 -0600 Report

Had a couple of breathing treatments today. The Albuterol hasn't raised my BS but it always makes me jittery. I can also use my rescue inhaler if I need it. At lunch my BS was back down to 123. I can't take Aleve or ibuprofen while I am on the Meloxicam and Doxy-Cycl so having to just push through. I don't drink flavored water but wasn't sure if purifiers were added to bottled water.

Glucerna 2014-12-07 18:56:51 -0600 Report

I hope you're feeling better! It's great that you're testing your blood sugar while you're sick, and be sure to talk with your doctor about how to manage blood sugar during sick days. Plain water typically will not affect blood sugar levels, and as others have said, simply being sick often raises blood sugar. I'm glad you're staying hydrated. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Type1Lou 2014-12-07 15:44:06 -0600 Report

Most illnesses and infections may cause a hike in your BG's. Drinking lots of plain bottled water probably kept you from going even higher. Good advice to ask your doctor whether to increase your diabetes meds when you are fighting an infection. Hope you're soon feeling better.

Kats49 2014-12-07 14:57:01 -0600 Report

BS will rise when you are sick, give your Doc a call and see what needs to be adjusted ie insulin doses. Also not eating makes the liver dump more glucose into the system. Not resting also drives up the BS.

Pegsy 2014-12-07 12:33:19 -0600 Report

Not eating could also contribute to the high glucose. When we don't eat, our liver takes over and dumps glucose into our system for energy. Often much more than we would get from our food. Infection and lack of sleep also drive glucose up. I would suggest all three are contributing. Drinking lots of water is a good thing, though.

sweetslover 2014-12-07 10:28:42 -0600 Report

The stress of having bronchitis and not getting a good night's sleep could have played a part in your high BS. Mine morning BS is always higher after nights when I do not sleep well.