This fact sheet provides information on type 1 diabetes and managing sick days. When you have type 1 diabetes, everyday illnesses or infection can affect your blood glucose levels.
It is 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.
Read more in our managing sick days for type 1 diabetes fact sheet.