Emergency care/urgent advice

Basic Emergency Information

This part of the site is designed to give you basic emergency information about diabetes or endocrine problems. It is not a substitute for medical advice from a health care professional.


Flu information for people with diabetes and endocrine disorders from the Cedar Centre Staff

In general you are no more likely to catch the flu than anyone else. However, if you do, your condition may mean that you need to take special care of yourself. Some people will need to adjust their drug doses while they are unwell.

Most people who have the flu are only unwell for a few days and make a complete recovery.

Regardless of any medical problems you have, you should follow the same general advice as anyone else who gets the flu.  Good sources are the NHS Choices website or you can phone your GP.


DIABETES

Sick Day Rules – looking after yourself if you are ill and have diabetes

We all get ill occasionally with the flu or a tummy bug or a chest infection.

Having diabetes does not make you more likely to get ill. However, while you are ill, it can be harder to control your diabetes. In turn, having high blood sugar will make you feel worse and may slow your recovery.

What you need to do depends on what type of diabetes you have and what sort of treatment you are on.

The advice below can help you keep your diabetes under control until you are better. Make sure you look at the advice that is appropriate for you.

Identify your type of diabetes and your current treatment.  If you click on the wrong leaflet the advice will be inappropriate.

Diabetes treated with tablets alone

Please click on the leaflet front cover to the right, to access the information.

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Type 2 diabetes treated with insulin (Type 2 diabetes usually starts in later life and is often controlled by tablets initially)

Please click on the leaflet front cover to the right, to access the information.

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Type 1 diabetes and are on 2 injections of insulin a day.

Please click on the leaflet front cover to the right, to access the information.

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Type 1 diabetes and are on 4 or 5 injections of insulin a day

Please click on the leaflet front cover to the right, to access the information.

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Type 1 diabetes on an insulin pump

Please click on the leaflet front cover to the right, to access the information.

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