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Which of the following sick-day supplies do you have on hand in the event that you or your child develop severe nausea or vomiting?

 
      Prescription anti-nausea medicine (e.g., Phenergan)  
  1%   12  
      An electrolyte replacement drink  
  1%   13  
      Regular or Humalog insulin  
  4%   32  
      Sugar soda pop, jello, or other fast carb food  
  13%   91  
      All of the above  
  14%   99  
      Some of the above  
  59%   402  
      None of the above  
  3%   26  
 

Which of the following sick-day supplies do you have on hand in the event that you or your child develop severe nausea or vomiting?

Poll dates: October 15 - 22, 2000
Total Votes: 675

Stomach illnesses can be especially difficult for people with diabetes. With flu season approaching, it's important to be prepared with sick-day supplies, including:

  • A prescription anti-nausea medication (e.g., Phenergan), to help keep food down
  • An electrolyte replacement drink (e.g., Gatorade), to help rehydrate
  • Fast acting insulin (Humalog or Regluar) to bring down high blood sugars
  • Fast acting carbs that are easy to eat, such as regular soft drinks or gelatin dessert

Being prepared for an illness can help reduce the chances of needing to make a run to the emergency room.

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