So I am sick again and this time my blood sugar is refusing to stay low. At breakfast I only ate sugar free oatmeal (22 carbs) with 2 doses of my insulin and at lunch my blood sugar was at 200. Whatever this bug is I have my body is really not liking it. Guess I am low carbing it for the next few days. What fun! Good thing my Zevia ginger ale is 0 carbs.
As I get further into my career as a diabetic I have discovered new and exciting elements to contend with. The most exciting being my blood sugar goes high when I am sick.
So not only do I have to contend with the fact that I do not feel good, but I have to take extra insulin to keep my blood sugar at an exceptionable level. I am also finding that it takes even longer for me to heal. The common cold lasts far too long for my liking. I have not gotten a flu bug yet and I am hoping that does not happen anytime soon.
Now, I need to keep close tabs on my sugar when sick. In order to do that I check my blood sugar more often and I give myself extra insulin when eating.
The good news? I haven’t had any issues with low blood sugar while sick. Finger’s crossed that does not change! Anyone else have issues with high blood sugar while sick? I would love to hear about and what you do. I would love any advice.