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Living well with type 1 diabetes – managing diabetes when you are sick

This on-demand webinar gives helpful tips on how to look after type 1 diabetes during times of illness or stress.

Presented by Carolien Koreneff, credentialled diabetes educator.

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After watching this 40-minute webinar, you will:

  • Understand how stress and illness affect hormones and blood glucose levels.
  • Understand how to reduce short-term complications of diabetes when you are not well.
  • Know what a sick day action plan is and when to follow it.
  • Be able to describe the signs of high blood glucose levels and when to get medical help.
  • Know the symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis (very high ketone levels).
  • Understand how to adjust your insulin dose when you are ill.
  • Know the importance of immunisations and how to protect yourself from some illnesses.
  • Have answers to often-asked questions about diabetes when you are not well.

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Living well with type 1 diabetes – what to do when you are sick fact sheet

Like everyone, people living with type 1 diabetes get sick with everyday illnesses such as influenza (flu), a cold, gastro, or other common infections. It is important to be prepared and to know what to do.

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Find a sick day action plan

To find a sick day action plan that is right for you, go to the Australian Diabetes Education Association website.

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Diabetes Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this Country. We recognise their connection to land, waters, winds and culture. We pay the upmost respect to them, their cultures and to their Elders, past and present. We are committed to improving health outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by diabetes and those at risk.

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