I have higher than usual BG readings when I've had a cold. Since I try to keep tight control of my blood sugar levels, I'm so afraid of catching a cold or flu. I had two colds last fall. I was careful to eat lo carb food, which I do anyway. No high carb fruit or veggies. No processed foods or alcohol for me since last May. Lost 30#'s.
I usually run from 80 to 120, very rare for me to be over 140. Had a cold / cough / congestion and found my sugar going to 243. I had not eaten anything more than my 60 cards per meal, and taking insulin shots on a sliding scale. I found myself unable to stay awake on that day. I have been diabetic since last August. I weigh 156 and 5'8" so I am not overweight. How do I handle these major spikes in the future?
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