When you're feeling ill, you'd like nothing more than to lie in bed with a good book or movie. Yet that's when you need to focus even more on diabetes self-care.
The key to sick days with diabetes is doing all of the thinking ahead of time. That way, when you don't feel like concentrating, you can simply follow the plan.
What to include in your plan
Involve your diabetes healthcare team in developing your sick day plan– ask them when you should call for help, how often you should check your blood glucose and ketones, what medicines to take and what to eat.