This doesn't sound like anything to bad but this minor cold is a good challenge for my diabetes. I have not been eating like I normally do and I have been sleeping a bit more than usual. This make my usual basal rates inefficient, knowing that this is just a small cold I will not make any changes to my basal rates. I have been taking more insulin with my meals and will often take a unit of insulin around 10am and 3pm to avoid higher blood sugars.
Although things have been going as well as they could while I'm under the weather, I'm slightly worried because I did not receive a flu shot this fall. With all of the training I was doing for the marathon I was scared to get a flu shot, after the marathon I knew my body was weak and again opted to not get the flu shot. If my body was weak wouldn't I be more at risk to get sick? Yes but I'm more scared of what is in the flu shot than the flu itself. I'm happy with my choice but a bit worried at the same time, I want no part of the flu. A week of being really sick could be devastating to my race plans for next spring, my hope is that my workouts and healthy eating habits will help me to ward off the flu. Only time will tell but for now I'm focused on getting over this minor cold.