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Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by Shecat, Dec 30, 2020.

  1. Shecat

    Shecat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone, I wonder if anyone can give me a little advice please. I have a nasty throat infection, my GP took a sputum sample and the results came back as MRSA, I was very recently in hospital to have a cat bite treated for 5 days so it’s hospital acquired MRSA.

    I am taking oral Vancomycin and am finding my blood sugars in the 20’s, I can’t seem to get them down even though I am using a significant amount of extra insulin trying to, think 10 extra units of fast acting insulin. I am Type 1 sorry I should have said that in the beginning. I am hot, sweaty and fatigued not to mention a bit bad tempered though I don’t mean to be. Can anyone please offer advice on bringing these sugar levels down before I go insane? It is so hard being Diabetic but to have a nasty infection in my throat then throw in blood sugar levels in the 20’s and I am not coping very well!

    I should mention I cannot be treated with IV drugs because my local hospital is wall to wall with Covid patients.
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  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Are you checking ketones?

    If not, call 111 for advice.
    If you are checking ketones and they're alright, still call 111 for advice.

    I hope you'll feel better soon!
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