illness

  1. C

    question

    I caught a cold recently. I checked my blood sugar four times yesterday, but almost every time the number went high above 200 which made me feel extremely depressed, and it didn't seem to go down even after taking extra insulin... I really don't know what to do, Please help me.
  2. Shaz88

    Struggling

    Hey All, I became type 2 diabetic over 2 years ago, it's been a journey of different medication, diet and exercise. I started as diet controlled with no advice as to what to eat, in fact no support at all, I practically begged for a dietician appointment to help which eventually I got after a...
  3. Lanny

    Increasing isulin when ill: basal vs bolus?

    I’m a bit under the weather at the moment with a cold! I’m wondering if it’s better to increase basal insulin or bolus insulin for each meal? I’m on one basal insulin of Levemir a day at lunchtime! I have 3 bolus insulin of Novorapid with meals:- 6, 4 & 4. The last few times I had illness, or...
  4. Lauren8443

    Pain in groin and higher bloods.... don’t know what to do?

    I’ve got a pain in my groin and lower back and I’ve noticed my blood sugars aren’t reaponding the same as you usually do to the insulin and are hovering around the 12s and rising higher at night?! I posted last week and did have a dud batch do insulin but they still seem high?? My health has...
  5. PhoebeC

    Coughing none stop

    Alarm set for 6am and I am still awake. Had the dreaded lurgy all week coughing, sneezing and sore throat. Been in bed or lazing about all weekend :( husband has it too. Blood sugars all over the shop which is not helping. Can’t spot the hypos as most of the symptoms are masked by this...
  6. R

    Advice about illness please

    Hi This is my first time on the forum and I'm new to all this but here goes.. My son, who is 12, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 5 months ago. We have been managing pretty well so far but just recently he is spending a lot of time in the medical room and hence missing a lot of lessons at...
  7. robert@fm

    Bad stomach problems

    I have on two separate occasions recently got a bad stomach upset (near the end of a renal dialysis session, but that may be coincidental), such that I could hardly bear to finish the session. The most recent time was on Thursday 15th, and I had not only excruciating pain, but also nausea and...
  8. Scrumpyjack65

    An established pumper but having issues ...

    HI All, Im an established pumper as the title says, been on the pump for 7 / 8 years so think I know all its nooks and crannies apart from what happened yesterday. I put a new cannula and reservoir in, the CGM sensor had already been in 2 days so no need to change that thankfully and did all the...
  9. H

    Illness and hypo's

    Hello. Hope everyone is well :-). I'm a serial lurker and don't post often but do have a question. I have had various bugs on and off since Christmas (the joys of having two young kids who bring many a germ home from nursery). I was sick at the weekend but that stopped Friday night. I am...
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