Sick Day Management
You learn so many things in such a short time at diagnosis about managing your child’s diabetes. One of the most important of these things—how to manage diabetes in the midst of an illness such as a cold or the flu—is the knowledge that you (hopefully) don’t have to use all-that-often. That said, it’s crucial that you know when to call the doctor, why blood sugars may rise in illness, and how it’s important to take insulin. The resources and blog posts below include some sick-day basics, but be sure to talk to your child’s doctor for specific guidance on what to do should your child get sick—when to call, when to visit the emergency room, and more.