The Flu and Blood Sugar
Posted 01 March 2006 - 10:17 AM
Posted 01 March 2006 - 11:25 AM
When you're sick, you're under stress. To deal with this stress, your body releases hormones that help it fight disease. But these hormones have side effects. They raise blood sugar levels and interfere with the blood sugar-lowering effects of insulin.
Most important thing is to drink enough water. Drink a glass an hour -- that's every HOUR -- to avoid dehydration. If you get dehydrated, you can start a nasty syndrome where your kidneys don't have enough fluid to flush glucose from your body. Your BG can get so high that you need to go to the hospital.
DRINK, DRINK, DRINK!
Posted 01 March 2006 - 12:40 PM
Posted 01 March 2006 - 04:33 PM
A1C steady @ 6.9 for 1.5 yrs. Endo decided to keep me there after a severe hypo causing car accident.
10-2010- 7.1:eek: Due to Ayestin, a medication for an Ovarian Cyst. Its gone but Very BAD side effects, such as constant HBS.
I see thru God's eyes!!!!
Posted 01 March 2006 - 04:57 PM
Pumping for almost 6 years
MM Purple 722 with Humalog
Just because I've been on df for a whole day doesn't mean I'm ADDICTED... my chair is just COMFY...
Posted 01 March 2006 - 05:05 PM
"Happy Day! All is well!
Pumping with Paradigm 712 since November 17th, 2004
Type 1 since April, 1995
Posted 01 March 2006 - 08:49 PM
meal & aiming for 64 oz of water a day
I'm taking my life back......
Posted 02 March 2006 - 09:00 AM
As others have said, test often, drink lots of fluid and if things get questionable, get some help.
Odaiji ni (get well soon)!