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Managing sick days for type 1 diabetes

When you have type 1 diabetes, everyday illnesses or infection can cause both high and low blood glucose levels.

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It’s important to be prepared before you get sick – have a personalised sick day action plan and sick day management kit ready to use at the earliest sign of illness.

Discuss putting together your sick day action plan and kit with your diabetes team.

Learn more about 'Managing sick days for type 1 diabetes':

  • What is a sick day?
  • Why it's important to manage sick days
  • What are ketones and diabetic ketoacidosis?
  • What to do when you are sick
  • When to seek immediate medical attention
  • Sick day check list

How can I access this information?

Download the PDF, or
Request the information sheet be sent out to you.

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The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered with the assistance of Diabetes Australia.