Flu and sugar

cathy culp
By cathy culp Latest Reply 2010-03-17 17:47:45 -0500
Started 2010-03-17 14:46:04 -0500

Since I have been sick with RSV from babysitting my 4 month old Grandson my sugar is all over the place..Its really hard to keep it in a decent range…any suggestions?

2 replies

GabbyPA 2010-03-17 17:47:45 -0500 Report

I know when I get sick my numbers jump. I try to be very careful about my carb intake even more than usual, but it can be hard when all you want to eat is chicken noodle soup. I take my meds as usual unless my high numbers are lasting past my illness. Then I call my doctor and see what he suggests. Like John said, drink lots and lots of water. Anything to get that sugar flushed from your body. Your body is responding naturally to being ill, so keep a close eye on it and it is always handy if you have someone who is keeping an eye on you, too.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2010-03-17 16:58:12 -0500 Report

Sick days are so hard. I wish I had a magic formula for you, but for us it's usually trial and error.

We have found that making sure you're drinking plenty of water is important.

If you're on insulin, you should talk to your doctor about possibly adjusting your dosage during the illness as illness can make you more insulin resistant.

If you're on oral medications, I'm afraid I'm not much help. Maybe someone else can provide some insights.

I hope you get feeling better soon.

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