Sick day rules
Antipyretics (acetaminophen) to treat fever
Antiemetics if severe vomiting prevents adequate fluid intake
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administer extra doses for as long as
blood glucose and/or ketones
Recognition of when insulin dose (rarely) needs to be temporarily
decreased due to hypoglycemia (
needs more sugar intake
if symtoms persist, worsen
or do not get better.
All too frequently a physician or nurse advises omission of insulin
because the child is ill and not eating!!!