Living well with type 2 diabetes – what to do when you are sick fact sheet
Like everyone, people living with type 2 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 if you get sick. This includes having a personalised sick day action plan, and a sick day kit ready to use at the earliest sign of illness.
Start following your sick day action plan immediately if you feel unwell or have any signs of illness. Contact your doctor early to get medical treatment so you can avoid becoming more unwell and needing emergency care. Understanding how to manage your diabetes when you are sick and having a personalised plan can reduce the risk of developing serious problems.
Read more in our fact sheet Living well with type 2 diabetes – what to do when you are sick.