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Importance of testing
Importance of Self-monitoring
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Food
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Sickness
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Sickness

How blood glucose levels change with sickness
When you have a cold, the flu or other infections and illnesses, you have to take extra care of yourself. Sickness elevates blood glucose levels (because your body is working hard to recover), and keeping tabs of your blood glucose levels by self-monitoring is even more important while you are ill.

If you are sick:

  1. Inform your doctor and provide as much detail as possible. Get specific instructions. Seek his advice if things aren't getting better.

  2. Keep taking your diabetes medication.

  3. Self-monitor per your doctor’s instructions, and inform your doctor of unusual changes or patterns in your results. You may need to adjust your dose of insulin (medications).

  4. Stick to your recommended diet, or try crackers and soup. You still need the calories.

  5. Drink water and sugar-free drinks to avoid dehydration, especially if feverish and passing a lot of urine. Try to drink at least 150 ml of water or other calorie-free liquid every hour while awake

Regular monitoring helps you spot patterns to try to avoid high and low blood glucose, reduce complications of diabetes, and help control your diabetes.

   
 

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