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Type 1 Not well

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Saeeda, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. Saeeda

    Saeeda Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve had a cold for the past two days and sugars have been above 15 all the time even after just a cup of tea. Should I be worried about keytones or is this quite normal to be this high for a diabetic wen unwell?
     
  2. kaylz91

    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's normal for illness to effect levels but you should be checking for ketones and correcting those levels xx
     
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  3. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hello @Saeeda yes you do need to take corrections to get your levels down if your not already doing so, it is typical to run high when unwell, drinking lots of fluids will help to flush the glucose through your system and if needs be contact your GP for advice if it's not shifting.
     
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    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Suggest you look up 'sick day rules' too - hope you feel better soon.
     
  5. sleepster

    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Definitely check ketones, drink plenty and have extra insulin where necessary
     
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