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A personal blog by Khürt Williams, full of imagery, and inchoate ramblings on coffee, and geekery.

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Having a cold while living with diabetes

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It’s my second day at home sick. Being sick with diabetes is a bit more challenging for me. Being sick puts my body under stress. To deal with this stress, my body releases hormones that help it fight off the illness. But these hormones raise blood glucose levels and interfere with the blood glucose-lowering effects of insulin. As a result, when I’m sick, it is harder to keep my blood glucose in my target range — between 70 and 140. I’m looking forward to getting better.

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