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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Managing Your Blood Glucose When You Are Ill

Ask your doctor or diabetes educator what to do if you get sick on your holiday. Generally, if you experience motion sickness while travelling, take carbohydrate in the form of fluids (e.g. juice or soft drinks). If you are not sure how to convert carbohydrate to fluids, ask your diabetes educator.

 When you are sick, you blood glucose levels may fluctuate and be unpredictable. During periods of illness, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you:

 Test your blood glucose levels every two to four hours;

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