Sunday, January 09, 2005

Sudaphed Up, Zithromax up up and away...

Different drugs make our little Cassie's numbers shoot up. This is particularly hard when illness naturally elevates her blood sugars. This means Marinda and I have to be particularly aggressive with her insulin treatments during sickness and REMEMBER how each particular antibiotic, decongestant or analgesic affects her.

A good tip for you is to write down how any drug affects your blood sugar levels. Each person reacts differently to pharmacology, so there's no easy reference in books, on the web or anywhere. The best thing to do for every diabetic is to have her own customized record.

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Chewable antibiotics have only 1 or 2 carbs while regular antibiotics for kids have 4-8 carbs per dose.