This has not been a great week for me health-wise. I started the week with a case of food poisoning. I’m guessing that was just enough hit to my immune system to allow me to catch a nasty cold. Blah. I had to dip into my records to find my sick day plan. I should have looked at it sooner, because it didn’t quite match up with my current healthy day plan. Blah again! It took a bit to get it working right. Honestly, looking at my last blood sugar reading, it still needs a bit of tweaking.
Looking for information on how to make your own sick day plan? Talk to your health care team. Also, here are some good links:
- Type 1 Diabetes: Sick Day Management from University of Michigan – I particularly like the list of good sick day liquids with carbohydrate information.
- JDRF’s sick day suggestions – Good suggestions for parents of type 1 kids.
- ADA’s sick day suggestions– A great list complete with sick day foods with carb info (even in diabetic exchange information) and how to put together a sick day kit. It is written for kids with diabetes.
- Sick Day Checklist – a print-out checklist that you can bring to your doctor to help create your sick day plan. One issue with this print-out is that there is an ad on the bottom of the checklist. Pretty good otherwise.