Diabetes Out of Control

It is easy for your diabetes to become out of control when you are sick. Because of an illness: Your blood sugar may be too high or too low. You may not be able take your diabetes medicine (if you are vomiting or having trouble keeping food or fluids down). You may not know how to adjust the timing or dose of your…

Diabetes Out of Control

Diabetes Out of Control

It is easy for your diabetes to become out of control when you are sick. Because of an illness:

  • Your blood sugar may be too high or too low.
  • You may not be able take your diabetes medicine (if you are vomiting or having trouble keeping food or fluids down).
  • You may not know how to adjust the timing or dose of your diabetes medicine.
  • You may not be eating enough or drinking enough fluids.

Credits

Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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