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Managing diabetes when you are sick

If you are sick, you may need to change your normal diabetes routine.

When you are unwell, your body releases hormones that can increase your blood glucose (sugar) levels. Diabetes tablets can also have unwanted side effects when you are sick.

If you take:

Self-care when you are sick

If you are unwell:


See your doctor urgently if:

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Page created July 2019. Last updated December 2019.

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Review key: HIDIA-21832