Re: help the flu
YOu can try in force down jello powder in water or regular sugared jello, although you'll need to eat more of it than the powder-water mix. Also keep regular gingerale on tap. If you have glucagon, you can "mini-gluc" for real lows when you can't eat. TO mini gluc, you give yourself mixed glucagon according to your age up to 20. So if you are 15, you give yourself 15 units of glucagon, if you are 40, you only give 20 units otherwise you;ll end up with the side effects of glucagon (puking, headache). If you aren't that low, you can take fewer units of glucagon than your age. It's safe and used by us at diabetes camp for night time lows under 60.
OH as per the novolog, you wouldn't need novolog because you aren't eating (except for any lows, so you wouldn't need insulin anyhow for those!). It's possible you'll experience a low or two from the peaks in your long acting insulin though, so make sure to monitor your blood sugar even if you feel crappy.
Hope you don't get the flu!
Last edited by Wallis86; 10-09-2008 at 08:54 PM.