I think I’m coming down with something. I was around two very sick people this weekend, and I think their germs finally made it through my system. I don’t remember when was the last time I had a really bad cold (or a flu) that made me feel miserable, and I hope this won’t be the occasion to remember.
However, as a Diabetic person, I need to be aware of what I should do during sick days. Any acute illness can raise blood glucose levels, and I learnt it is very important to keep a “Sick Day Box” at home. Why is this? Because when you have a fever of more than 38C, you certainly don’t want to go juggling around the house looking for whatever it is that you need to feel better. This Sick Day Box should contain:
– A thermometer, of course
– One sugar-free and one regular package of jello
– One sugar-free liter soft drink
– One regular liter soft drink
– Tylenol and/or Ibuprofen
– Sugar-free cough drops
– Sugar-free cough syrup
The regular jello and soft drinks are for when glucose levels go down. It’s also good to keep some test strips in the box, in case you don’t find them when you’re feeling so bad, you know you have to test. If levels are lower than 70, or higher than 300 (two in a row) it’s is wise to call the doctor or dial 911.