You are not immunocompromised – you are on replacement dose steroids and not treatment dose. You should therefore carry on your normal dose unless you are unwell.
Diabetes means the body can no longer control the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood.
What you eat affects the levels of glucose and fat in your blood, your blood pressure and your weight.
If you have diabetes and become unwell for any reason, it is important that you follow the ‘sick day rules’.
A hypo (or hypoglycaemia) occurs when your blood glucose (sugar) level drops too low.
This leaflet contains some key information for getting started with the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system.
Insulin pump therapy is a safe and effective way of treating diabetes.
What should I do if I take an SGLT2-inhibitor - Forxiga (dapagliflozin), Invokana (canagliflozin), Jardiance (empagliflozin), Steglatro (ertugliflozin)?
People taking these medications are at increased risk of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA).