But, there is something different about this time. This is the first time I'm sick as a diabetic. Sometimes I feel like I'm experiencing everything all over again because things are so different with diabetes.
First, I have to ignore all the "good" cough syrup and look for the ones designed specifically for diabetics. Gone are the days when I can take tablespoons of Dimetapp because it reminds of the sweet taste of Kool-aid.
Here's my new cough syrup.
|SUGAR FREE = taste really nasty.|
Also, running into the store and quickly grabbing a bag of cough drops was almost mission impossible yesterday. Just when I grabbed my favorite "Lemon Drops by Ricola," I remembered that I can't do that anymore. I need the Sugar-free cough drops.
I could have sworn that Ricola makes a sugar-free one, but this store didn't have it. So, I bought Halls.
|They actually taste pretty good|
I'm really glad that I read about being sick with diabetes before now. I hadn't know that most cough medications are loaded with sugar or that your glucose levels rise because your body is fighting off an infection. The combination of those two things could go wrong quickly-and I don't want that!
So far, my numbers are good (130 two hours after dinner last night and 93 this morning before breakfast). Now, the problem is...I don't feel like eating. I feel miserable and just want to lay in bed all day curled up with my laptop, Kleenex, and sugar-free Halls.
Since I don't get sick that often, I'm wondering...Maybe I should have taken the flu shot.
I'd love to hear how you get through sick days. What do you eat when don't feel like eating to avoid having "a low."