Sick high BG

By mrsbartley10 Latest Reply 2010-06-13 13:11:32 -0500
Started 2010-06-09 23:11:18 -0500

So…I have had full blown diabetes…well I was diagnosed in 2004. Been in denial ever since. In Jan 2010 I had a miscarriage. At that point I discovered that all these years because of uncomplicated type 2 diabetes I have been in denial. So I started focusing more on my carb in take, seeing my doc. My A1c went from 10 (when I first found out I was PG in Jan) to 8.3 last month. So im getting better.

Well now…I have encountered my first sickness since monitoring my BG and being on insulin and metformin…BUT my BG are staying in the 200's. ITS VERY FRUSTRATING since I have not changed a thing in my diet. So I am asking for some advice of what to do when you are sick. Since I am sorta new to this process I am getting frustrated and ready to give up all my hard work. Its kinda making be depressed.

Please help!!

Thank you.

6 replies

GabbyPA 2010-06-13 13:11:32 -0500 Report

We have a great video on what to do when you are sick.
It is hard to keep them low while going thru an illness and drinking a lot of liquids will help. Since exercise is not usually on the agenda when you are ill, supplement your treatments with water, but avoid the drinks like gatoraid that we tend to think we should drink when we are sick.

Also, get a sick day kit. Make sure you have it on hand and fill it with sugar free medicines and some ketone strips and maybe an extra vile of test strips so you always make sure you don't run out. Let a family member know to keep an eye on you, specially if you live alone.

Diane987 2010-06-13 10:59:11 -0500 Report

As everyone has said, it's normal for your numbers to increase when you are sick. You will have to monitor more frequently during this time to make sure they do not get too high. I used to give myself a couple of extra units of insulin to bring the numbers down. You should call your doctor and ask if it is ok to do that and if so, how many units to take.

It is really important to stay hydrated during this time. Drink plenty of water and if you want something hot, vegetable broth or green tea with lemon are two of my favorites.

It is also important to get plenty of rest and keep your mood up. Taking a couple of days to lay in bed, watch funny shows or read a book that makes you feel good will do wonders for helping your recovery.

Good Luck and God Bless,


petals 2010-06-12 09:40:12 -0500 Report

My numbers go higher when I am sick too. I think everyone's does. Don't quit. Keep on doing the right thing,

gregsteele 2010-06-12 04:41:37 -0500 Report

When im sick my numbers also go up just test more often and you will find what works for you dont quit it gets easier welcome to DC good luck love to all GREG

Kirla 2010-06-11 20:46:06 -0500 Report

You can’t quit. Just keep following what worked for you. I found that drinking 8 glasses of water and eating lots of low carb vegetables worked great for me. My A1C went from 14.1 to 5.9 in four months. I wrote how I control my blood sugar here, click on the link below.

Good luck

Harlen 2010-06-10 14:34:52 -0500 Report

I think we all go higher when we are sick I know I do.
Just test more and ajust as needed but that work for me and may not work for you
Hope you feel better soon
Best wishes

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