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What happens when I get a cold or flu?

Getting a cold or the flu makes you feel miserable. But when you have diabetes, a simple stomach flu can be very dangerous. Your body is in a state of stress, which makes your body glucose levels rise. So it's important to check your blood glucose levels more than usual when you're sick. Talk to your doctor about which symptoms are serious when you're sick. If you can't eat regular meals, you'll have to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and prevent low blood glucose.

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