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Managing diabetes when you are sick

Te whakarauora mate huka ina kua māuiui koe

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

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


See your doctor urgently if:

If you take:

Self-care when you are sick

If you're unwell:

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed November 2022.


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Review key: HIDIA-21832