Everyone gets the flu or a cold or an upset stomach from time to time. Minor illness will alter your blood sugar and will require some changes in your daily diabetes routine. It is difficult to control your blood sugars when you are ill. It is especially important to test your blood glucose level frequently to know where your level is.
You should suspect that your blood glucose level is high when you experience any of the following: flu, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fever, infections, physical injury, dental problems, or emotional stress.
When you have days of sickness, you need to make the appropriate choices, which include the following:
CONTACT YOUR PRIMARY HEALTH CARE DOCTOR IF:
IF VOMITING/POOR APPETITIE INTERFERES WITH NORMAL FOOD INTAKE: