Illness Prevention & Sick-Day Care



Alicia Downs, RN, MSN, CDCES

Now more than ever, people with diabetes need effective strategies for preventing common illnesses as well managing in the event an illness occurs.  Glucose control can be challenging during an illness or infection, but it plays a major role in the body’s ability to recover.  Whether you have diabetes or care for someone who does, the material covered in this course can make or break your well-being. 

Specific topics include:

  • Risk factors for infection and illness
  • Preventive strategies for common illnesses
  • Dealing with insulin resistance during illness
  • Effects of over-the-counter and prescription meds
  • Prevention of dehydration and ketoacidosis
  • Strategies for handling nausea/vomiting
  • Situations that require healthcare intervention

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