Diabetes Management Tips: Sick Days and Ketones

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Girl on jungle gymFall can be a fun, busy time of the year, but it also is the beginning of cold and flu season. Blood sugar levels and ketones can be unpredictable when your child is sick. 

These resources will help you monitor and regulate blood sugars and manage insulin and ketones levels for your child with diabetes when he is sick.

  • Ketone/Sick Day Rules – NPH Insulin Program: This resource will help you monitor and regulate insulin and ketones levels for your child with diabetes when he is sick. Learn when to give your child NPH, fast-acting insulin and extra fluids.
  • Ketone/Sick Day Rules: Basal/Bolus Insulin Program: This resource will help you monitor and regulate insulin and ketones levels for your child with diabetes when he is sick. Learn when to give your child doses of basal, correction bolus, food bolus and extra fluids.
  • Ketone/Sick Day Rules – Insulin Pump: This resource will help you monitor and regulate insulin and ketones levels for your child with diabetes when he is sick. Learn when to use basal insulin, correction bolus, food bolus and extra fluids depending on your child’s blood sugar level and positive ketones.
  • Sick Day Log: This tool will help you keep track your child’s symptoms, blood sugar levels, ketones, insulin site, amount of fluids, and comments.