Cold and flu can complicate diabetes management.

Preventive Steps:  Handwashing, flu shots, and pneumonia shots reduce the risk.

Medication Caution:  Check cold medicine for sugar, consult for diabetes-friendly options.

Plan with healthcare providers for adjustments and frequent blood sugar checks.

Hydration and Diet:  Regular meals, water, and broth; adjust carbs based on blood sugar.

Seek Help (Adults):  Call for persistent symptoms, difficulty breathing, or abnormal blood sugar.

Seek Help (Children):  Get medical attention for specific symptoms in children.