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Hack Cough Wheeze — 3 Comments

  1. Thanks for the advice, Joe. I’ve really not been “told” to check my blood sugar at all. The nurse “asked” me if I was when I called the other day to tell her I wasn’t seeing any improvement, so we went and bought the testing supplies. Basically I’ve been playing around with it. I figured my levels would be different when I get over this infection, and would start in earnest then.

  2. Good luck with your blood sugar levels. I don’t know how long you have been testing your sugar levels before meals, but my advice is to stick with it for at least a month – as an RN I have taken care of many people with Diabetes. The main purpose is to get a good data base going for yourself. Many people will have some unpredictable anomalies with their sugar levels that will go undetected if you only test “hit and miss.” These anomalies may not necessarily have any effect on your medications or routines, but it will help you and your caregivers to be more aware, and to have a back-up plan ready just in case…

    I have noticed another phenomenon in all my years of nursing – for whatever reason, people who have their “plan-b” in place almost never need to use it, and those without one usually regret not having one.

    Again, good luck

  3. Another thing to be aware of – infections, antibiotics, and steroids such as prednisone, will also change your blood sugar levels (usually raising them, but sometimes making them drop drastically)

    You’ve probably already found that out with your research, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t bring it up just in-case.

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