colds & flu

By Harlen Latest Reply 2010-02-07 13:13:04 -0600
Started 2010-02-04 11:47:06 -0600

It seams that when I have a cold or the flu some times my BS will stey the same as normel other times it gose all over the place
Any one out there have the same thing???????????

31 replies

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-05 02:51:52 -0600 Report

I've been sick for awhile now. My sugars have gone all the way up to 400. Yesterday was the only good day I have had. It's so frusterating and discouraging for me when I get sick. It's like a vicous cycle: You get sick, blood sugars rise, blood sugars rise and you are more vulnerable to get sick. GRRR!!!!
I get sick alot, does anyone else?

Harlen 2010-02-05 06:20:00 -0600 Report

yes my grand baby brings it home frome school for me.I would only get sick 1 time a year or so till she came to live with me now 3-4-5-6-times a year
O-well if thats the price then so be it
got to do what you got to do
Best wishes and I hope your feeling better soon

donna13 2010-02-05 08:17:26 -0600 Report

When I was working and would get a cold, my boss would ask if I had been with my "rug rats" (grandchildren). The answer was usually yes.

SkipT 2010-02-04 18:41:03 -0600 Report

I never get the flu or have a cold. I take 2000 units of vitamin D3 every day. One of the best preventatives you can take.

spiritwalker 2010-02-04 18:32:26 -0600 Report

I haven't had the flu in years. I get a cold maybe once every couple of years. I use products with out sugar if I need cough
drops or other rx. I really haven't noticed a difference in
my bg. Hope you are feeling better soon.

MAYS 2010-02-04 17:27:01 -0600 Report

Great Post, This may be the reason why :

Did you know that your liver and the condition of your liver can have an effect on your B\S levels at all times ?

That your liver produces sugar (glucose) at all times in addition to what we put into our own bodies ?

The liver acts as the body’s glucose (or fuel) reservoir, and helps to keep your circulating blood sugar levels and other body fuels steady and constant. The liver both stores and manufactures glucose depending upon the body’s need. The need to store or release glucose is primarily signaled by the hormones insulin and glucagon.

During a meal, your liver will store sugar, or glucose, as glycogen for a later time when your body needs it. The high levels of insulin and suppressed levels of glucagon during a meal promote the storage of glucose as glycogen.
When you’re not eating – especially overnight or between meals, the body has to make its own sugar. The liver supplies sugar or glucose by turning glycogen into glucose in a process called glycogenolysis. The liver also can manufacture necessary sugar or glucose by harvesting amino acids, waste products and fat byproducts. This process is called gluconeogenesis.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-02-04 15:09:59 -0600 Report

Hi Harlen,

Are you sick? I rarely ever had a cold or the flu, and thankfully, I haven't yet since I have had diabetes, so I don't know how it would affect my BS levels…I have been having that problem lately anyway with my levels all over the place…I said, my BS levels are like the lottery, I never know what number is going to come up! LOL

If you are feeling poorly, I hope you get to feeling better soon!

Hugs, Sue

Harlen 2010-02-04 18:14:34 -0600 Report

yep got a cold I have been getting them fron the little one she gets them then I do fun fun fun
Thank you
Best wishes

gregsDAD 2010-02-04 14:25:53 -0600 Report

When i get sick my bgs go haywire as well. Asked my DR about it and he didn't seem too worried he said if it stayed high after i got better then we would need to look at it. Those cold meds are really bad for diabetics and you have to be careful. I only take what my DR prescribes so as not to get one that gonna make it high without me knowing it. Also steroids that they sometimes give you will make it run up for weeks.
hope this info helps

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-05 02:57:51 -0600 Report

They have sugar free Robitussin and it works well. They also have sugar free cough drops, which I can't stand, So I get the regular cherry Halls.

Harlen 2010-02-05 06:23:01 -0600 Report

I dont take much OTC for colds I got a good Doc she gives me the good stuff lol
Thank you

2010-02-04 13:43:01 -0600 Report

Harlen, I had h1n1 last year and even though I felt like roadkill that the possum wouldn't eat, my BS didn't change much 5 points BUT when I got a cold last month I took my regualr OTC drug instead of OTC for diabetes and my numbers went up at least 25 points. I was dizzy as can be. Now after all of that I did feel better taking the regular stuff compared to the diabetic stuff I take that seems to take longer to work.. Hope you feel better fella

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-02-04 13:07:28 -0600 Report

I am doing so MUCH better than 10 years ago, when I had pneumonia 7 times in a year—-just could NOT get on my feet. Have decided that—

1. I was RUN DOWN/ sleep deprived
2. I had chronic sinus drainage that would settle in my bronchi etc
3. Changed to a more sensitive Dr, who CARED!
4. Fell apart and was sent to the city, tested, given meds for sinusitis, to take every day, Musinex, Loratadine, an inhaler, Symbicort, and on O2 part of the time, helps to relieve my bad, left lung—-

Results_ GREAT!! Got to the bottom of the problems, and am feeling MUCH better, can now tell if I get sick as I feel bad, where when I felt bad ALL OF THE TIME, it was hard to pick out the whats and whys of it all!! Amen!! Pat R
I forgot to add that my BS seemed to stay pretty level—-

Harlen 2010-02-05 06:26:01 -0600 Report

Pat I am so glad to know your better I know you have had a hard time of it.We all love and care for you,I was pulling so hard for you God bless
Best wishes

ptsparkle 2010-02-04 12:27:49 -0600 Report

Haven't had the flu for sometime, but colds once in awhile. Levels seem to stay pretty good, but when I've been on antibiotics, and different meds, that's when they want to act up.

donna13 2010-02-04 12:09:04 -0600 Report

I so very seldom get colds or flu (knock on wood) but when I was in the hospital with pneumonia and had a relatively high fever my bs seemed to stay stable. My meds and diet were pretty much the same as when I was home..

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