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Managing Flu with Diabetes Type 1

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Overitdt1, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Overitdt1

    Overitdt1 Type 1 · Newbie

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    hi there, I have recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, as in the last couple of weeks. I had the flu jab as recommended and I've come down with the worst cold and flu symptoms. My blood sugars are either sky high or quickly decreasing and I don't know how to keep them "normal". I don't know anything about what to do in this situation, if I'm being over dramatic or if I need to change my insulin doses. FYI I'm 22. Any advice would be really appreciated, feeling pretty defeated.

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    #1 Overitdt1, Jan 2, 2018 at 9:35 PM
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  2. Kittycat_7_

    Kittycat_7_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    I'm sorry you have flu, seek the advice of your diabetes team. Drink plenty of fluids and take paracetamol regularly to keep your temperature down.
    The flu ( infection) will spike your blood sugars, your diabetes care team will advise you what to do with your insulin.
    Take care
     
  3. Overitdt1

    Overitdt1 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Thank you! Have managed to get through to them today
     
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