Sick Day Management for Adults with Diabetes Who Take Insulin
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Gal, Nancy, and Linda B. Bobroff. 2017. “Sick Day Management for Adults With Diabetes Who Take Insulin: FCS8996/FY1281, Rev. 6/2017”. EDIS 2017 (4). Gainesville, FL.


When people have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and take multiple daily insulin injections, their blood glucose levels can rise drastically due to a cold or another minor illness. This can result in serious health problems. The best way for people with diabetes to prevent a minor illness from becoming a major illness is to have a personalized sick day plan designed with their health care provider before they become ill. This 4-page fact sheet is a major revision that discusses ways in which illness affects diabetes control, development of a sick day plan, times to call your health care provider, checking blood glucose and urine ketones, medicines, and diet.
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