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Having a cold while living with diabetes

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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  • angie duran
    2nd January 2014 at 3:27 PM

    So sorry you are not feeling well. I pray for a quick recovery for you, from a mom who takes care of a type 1 diabetic child and has two brothers, now adults in same situation. Feel better soon.

    • Khürt L. Williams
      3rd January 2014 at 4:01 PM

      Hi Angie, thanks. I'm feeling better today.

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