It's true that illness can really throw a monkey wrench into your diabetic care plan... ANY KIND of stress, such as a fight with your BFF, a wedding, or a systemic bacterial or viral infection, will invariably make your blood sugar rise and it's very important to have a plan in place to deal with such matters.
If I were you, I'd definitely talk to my doctor.
Meanwhile, test test test. And do everything you can to stay hydrated. Water is very important--it can actually help your system flush out excess sugar as well as any toxins. If you are vomiting, and/or have diarrhea, use the BRAT diet (Bananas, Rice, Apple sauce and Toast) until things settle down. Even if you eat lightly, it's not the greatest diet for diabetics, but it works to slow down or stop the fluid losses-- so you should keep really close track of your blood sugar. You'll need to TRACK EVERYTHING you eat or drink, and to test more often, to make sure the numbers don't go too high...
And if your blood sugar gets up to 300, go to an urgent care facility or the emergency room. Yes, it's that serious.
Once it gets that high, It's harder to bring it down without help--it can climb up and up, and even cause a diabetic coma. Not a good thing...
Once you have a "sick day" plan in place, you can follow your doctor's recommendations and you will have the security of knowing what to do and when, and of knowing that your medical team is on board.
Hope you feel better soon!
Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 6/30/2013 (02:24)
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