Having a sick day management plan to manage blood glucose levels (BGLs) is important to help prevent diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hypoglycaemia (low BGLs).
This fact sheet has been developed for Multiple Daily Injections (MDI) and should be used in in consultation with your health care team.
The topics covered are:
- When to action your sick day management plan.
- Key steps in a sick day management plan.
- Insulin adjustment.
- Calculation of extra insulin.
- Nutrition tips.
The contents of this fact sheet were last updated December 2021
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