Which of the following sick-day supplies do you have on hand in the event that you or your child develop severe nausea or vomiting?
Poll dates: October 15 - 22, 2000
Total Votes: 675
Stomach illnesses can be especially difficult for people with diabetes. With flu season approaching, it's important to be prepared with sick-day supplies, including:
- A prescription anti-nausea medication (e.g., Phenergan), to help keep food down
- An electrolyte replacement drink (e.g., Gatorade), to help rehydrate
- Fast acting insulin (Humalog or Regluar) to bring down high blood sugars
- Fast acting carbs that are easy to eat, such as regular soft drinks or gelatin dessert
Being prepared for an illness can help reduce the chances of needing to make a run to the emergency room.
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Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:36:44
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