Insulin dose during illness or infection

During illness or infection your blood glucose level may rise, causing you to feel dry, thirsty and pass too much urine. The blood glucose is also likely to increase

You MUST continue to take your normal insulin dose NEVER stop it. You may need an increased dose if your blood tests are bad. If you are vomiting, consult your doctor or the diabetic clinic at once. If you are unable to eat, take your carbohydrate portions in liquid form—for example, milk, Lucozade, Ribena

Test your blood twice a day or even more frequently If you continue to feel unwell, consult your doctor.

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