what medicines?

By giojuju Latest Reply 2009-12-10 09:19:17 -0600
Started 2009-12-09 19:08:47 -0600

hello! i was recently told i was diabetic, my dr started me with insuline, that freaks me out because needles scare me, but ne ways my question is what over the counter meds can we take in case of a cold or flu or etc, without affecting our bgl?

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Hinboyz3 2009-12-10 07:10:52 -0600 Report

Welcome to the site, you've come to the right place. Everyone here loves answering all the questions and trying to help each other out from time to time. The pharmacy can always tell you all about the sugar free meds for diabetics, and yes they do cost more but it s worth it to know our health comes first when using them. Plenty of fluids when your sick with a colds, crackers to snack on. But remember small amounts not so much all at once and you'll be just fine. As you can see here on this site we all hold each others hands in times of need, we are like family, so don't be afraid to just ask your questions.

Susie624 2009-12-09 20:39:12 -0600 Report

I am fortunant to have a doctor that takes time to listen, and answer questions.My next appointment is not for 4 months.but was told if I felt I was in need to call and dont put it offf for any reason.

Harlen 2009-12-09 19:25:01 -0600 Report

Hello and welcome
Always look to see what the carbs are this will tell you
how much insulin you need to take with it
Thats what I do but I am not a Doc
Sarguillo is right on at lest for me it works
Best wishes

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2009-12-09 19:40:04 -0600 Report

Welcome to the site. Myself when I get a cold I get an over the counter med called Diabetictuson. It's made for diabetics, but if I have a temp for 2-3 days I call the Dr andget in to see him. Hope this works. Dan

Sarguillo 2009-12-09 19:18:23 -0600 Report

Hello, In the diabetic sections of pharmacies there are usually the no sugar meds. I tend to notice that they are higher in price so I tend to buy regular over the counter meds as needed. I know when I am sick that my BG will rise. Its a given. So I dont sweat it unless I am over 200 for a couple of days.
Now that is from the perspectise of a T2.

Sick plan:
Keep lots of fluids available.
Keep crackers or somthing to munch on if needed.
Soup is your freinds as well as SF jello.
Know that your BG will rise when sick so dont freak out.
If you are over 200-240 for 2 consectutive days, then call your dr.
If the nurse says that the numbers are fine, tell her that you have a cronic condition and need to speak to a doctor.
Reemmber, you have a cronic condition so if you ware going to go south, it can happen quickly, thats why you dont take no from a nurse.
Get plenty of rest.

Have a descent support system of friends if needed.

Hope this helps.

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