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How confident are you in your ability to manage sick days and diabetes?

 
     

Very confident

 
 

32%

 

9

 
     

Somewhat confident

 
 

14%

 

4

 
     

Neutral

 
 

21%

 

6

 
     

Not very confident

 
 

21%

 

6

 
     

Not confident at all

 
 

10%

 

3

 


Total votes: 28

 

How confident are you in your ability to manage sick days and diabetes?

Poll dates: April 18 - 25, 2018
Total Votes: 28

Managing type 1 diabetes during illness requires more attention than you might realize to ensure that your blood sugars remain in your target range. Sick day management training is taught shortly after diagnosis, and should be reviewed often -- at least every year -- to make sure that you understand what needs to be done. Especially important is being aware of and managing the presence of ketones, which can indicate a lack of insulin and the potential for diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially deadly complication.

In this week's poll, about half of our respondents feel confident in their sick day management skills and half do not. If you're in the half that doesn't feel confident, be sure to bring up sick day management during your next clinic visit. In the meantime, download Sick-Day and Surgery Managemnt from the Barbara Davis Center. This can help you review the essentials of sick day management so that you will feel better prepared for the unexpected.

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Last Updated: Wednesday April 25, 2018 17:27:16
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