Re: Lowering blood sugar levels.
Infections tend to dramatically affect blood sugar, so it's not surprising that she is having BG issues. I would suggest to you that she should try and eat low carb meals if she is only on oral meds, since she cannot correct for her carbs with a short term insulin. It may be that she needs to increase her meds while recovering from the infection. Please speak to her endo regarding this, and do not allow the other doctors or hospital staff to ignore her high blood sugar, as many tend to do in the hospital (it's very frustrating that they put it as a last priority). Make sure you or she advocates for herself and doesn't let the high blood sugar slide. Good luck!