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ILL with a cold

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by phil169, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. phil169

    phil169 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    hi
    I have a cold and bg is rising 10.2 at the mo. should I give my self a correction dose???. if so how mutch.

    thanks
     
  2. norwaycook

    norwaycook Type 1 · Member

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    I would do a correction and also increase my temp basal insulin up to 120%
     
  3. norwaycook

    norwaycook Type 1 · Member

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    You always need more insulin when having a cold. I have one at the moment and I am all over the shop. Trying desperately to get it under control.
     
  4. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Surely either you or your health team set up the pump to deliver correction doses? Just tell the pump how high your blood sugar is and it should work it out for you.
     
  5. Spicey245

    Spicey245 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I increased my temp basal to 120-130% when I'm ill, hope you are feeling better soon. Colds are a pain at best of times but us diabetics suffer even more than normal! :-(
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm different lol as have a stinking cold and blood sugars are refusing to go above 4.5 :(
     
  7. phil169

    phil169 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    ok thanks all @CarbsRok can I have some of what your having. lol
     
  8. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Lol I doubt you would want it I have an autoimmune condition called Addison's disease which means I do not produce cortisol. Hence I take steroids by mouth and have to take extra when unwell, under medicated means very low blood sugars. More will be taken tomorrow.
     
  9. phil169

    phil169 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @CarbsRok
    lol oh then afraid not I don't think that would do me any good at all thanks. bloody colds is bad enough.
     
  10. Minnie45

    Minnie45 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Definitely temp basal increase and like has been said your pump will work your correction dose out for you, just input your BG. You may need to change your insulin sensitivity ratio, might be worth setting up a new pattern for sick days. I'm sure you're already doing so but keep a close eye on things as being unwell on the pump things can decline quickly re DKA as we obviously haven't any long acting insulin in us.
     
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