frequent sinus infections

By Stressedtothemax Latest Reply 2011-02-20 18:19:30 -0600
Started 2011-02-19 11:53:20 -0600

I'm a type 2 diabetic who was diagnosed approx 3yrs. ago. I know very little about the possible effects this disease can cause, effect,etc., I've had an ongoing sinus infection since Sept. 2010 and have been medicated with supposedly the strongest stuff. As soon as the meds are gone the infection is back. I have to fight to be seen by a doctor because I don't have a fever and I'm not vomiting. Any suggetions how I can finally get rid of this problem? Also, in August 2010 I was rushed to the hospital because I had a hypoglecemic attack. My sugar was 44 and the nurses said I should have been either in a comma or dead. I remember nothing. I had no alerting symptoms, since this was my first episode the nurses said that I will never know if I'm going to have an attack before it happens. How can that be? Is it true? Anything I can do to make sure it doesn't happen? I never realized that diabetes can cause or impede other medical problems like I'm finding out the hard way. I'd appreciate any replies to any of my questions because right now I'm quite lost.

3 replies

angelhart0464 2011-02-20 18:19:30 -0600 Report

have you ever been checked for allergy because people that have a lot of sinus infections have allergy my son had a lot of sinus infection and i found out it was allergy the whole time you should talk to your doctor and find out good lucky , have a great day

Nonna2Three 2011-02-20 16:06:51 -0600 Report

Sometimes if you are on some medicines too often you build up a tolerance to them. My husband can usually clear sinus issues with a Netty Pot and saline. I personally can't use a Netty pot, but those who can usually swear by them.

As for the hypoglycemic episodes - I feel them. I get a queasiness and a sensation of panic and my hands start shaking. If you don't feel them then I guess you would need to test more frequently to be sure your BG is close to what it needs to be, but with the cost of test strips that may not be a good option.

As I understand it, eating a good balance of foods and eating several small meals as opposed to fewer larger meals would be helpful. I know I have not had as many hypoglycemic episodes since I started making breakfast a regular meal for me. The only ones I have had in the last few weeks happened when lunch was delayed for whatever reason. So maybe smaller meals more frequently is the solution for you. God Bless and Good Luck!

realsis77 2011-02-19 12:08:13 -0600 Report

Usually I can feel a low comming on. I get shakey and sweaty and dizzy. Two weeks ago I was a 23 and pulled myself out of it with sugar at home. I felt dizzy but I had the flu so I thought it was part of the flu. I almost passed out then I checked my sugar and I was shocked! We need to make sure we eat and eat on time. We also need to check our sugar regularly so we can prevent lows from happening. I take insulin and have to really make sure to test and eat or I get low. I wish you the best of luck. Take care of yourself!