My sister was diagnosed with type one exactly a year ago. She’s never gotten any colds, flu, strep, etc. The most she’s ever gotten is a stomach bug that to our luck only lasted for a day. Today my sister has been coughing, throat feels weird and it’s VERY likely that she’s going to end up with a cold. We are hoping it’s not Covid… but so far she’s not showing any other symptoms and she’s breathing fine, she’s not in huge pain when she swallows, minimal fever.
I’ve read that when you get sick it makes your blood glucose rise? I also read that when you are sick and your glucose is high, physical activity makes your glucose rise even more?
As I said this is the first time my sister gets sick which has caused us all to be worried for her. Please share your tips, and experiences. We know that we might have to check for ketones and possibly give her doctor a call to adjust insulin intake.
We are scared and quite nervous for her. As of right now she’s only been coughing and felt her throat hurt and her glucose spiked to 300 when she did some physical activity. We just gave her a correction, low carb meal and at this point it’s just a matter of waiting. Please help us out with your tips, thank you!