|Sick Day Plan
1. Test your blood sugar every four hours.
2. Take your usual diabetes medication even if you are not eating as much as usual.
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3. Drink at least one glass of fluid every hour.
If your blood glucose levels are high (over 14), drink sugar-free liquids such as water, broth or sugar-free, caffeine-free soft drink. If your blood glucose levels are low, drink sugar based liquids such as regular soft drinks, milk or fruit juices.
4. Eat if possible.
Try to stick to your regular meal plan if you can. If you are unable to eat, have fluids or snacks every 1 -2 hours such as applesauce, gelatin, crackers, dry toast, soup, popsicles, or sherbet.
5. Ask for help.
It can be difficult to manage your diabetes on your own when you are sick. Let a family member or friend know that you are sick and ask them to check in on you regularly. Be sure someone knows how to test your blood glucose and give your insulin if you need help when you are unwell.