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Illness and raised glucose levels

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Pam R, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. Pam R

    Pam R · Member

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    I am suffering with a very heavy cold, sore throat and cough and my glucose levels are all over the place. Is this normal?
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Totally normal. Have you checked for ketones? Make sure you rest and have plenty of fluids.
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Most definitely. I’ve had a high temperature and been feeling off over the weekend. Struggled to get BS into single figures.
    Regular checks of BS and ketones is uppermost, fluid intake and rest.
     
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    WackyJacky64 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes , I;ve got bronchitis and my blood sugar is a bit high .It is normal .
     
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    MarkHaZ123 · Well-Known Member

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    Very normal. Back in October when I had the flu I was lucky if my bloods were lower than 20 for about a week
     
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    Shannon27 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been the same over Christmas and New Year, now fighting to get them back under control as i'm mostly recovered. I was vomiting everything i ate from 23rd - 25th December, and i've had no appetite at all after that until New Year. Bloods are still high and i'm still coughing a bit but miles better than i was. I wouldn't worry too much about high bloods when you're ill, it is perfectly normal :) get well soon! Keep drinking lots of water and try plenty of vitamins - fresh orange, while very high in sugar generally helps me recover quickly :)
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Very normal. I had a cold just before xmas and was using twice the amount of insulin as normal and could hardly get my BG below 18. Lasted around 10 days
     
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    Sum_flynn · Newbie

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    Yes this is normal maybe adjust how much insulin you do
     
  10. Pam R

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    Thanks to all of you for your very helpful responses! This is the first time that I have been unwell since being diagnosed with T1D and was a bit alarmed at my BG levels! Slowly recovering, I am glad to say!
     
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    Yes! Ketones are fine!
     
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    Rusty_Sweetbread LADA · Active Member

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