Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Germ Magnet

After making it through that terrible stomach virus three weeks ago I thought I was in the clear.  I was wrong.  Apparently I have become a germ magnet and each and every little germy bastard is intent on making my body its home.

This time, it’s not a barfy germ.  It’s a throat-on-fire germ.

This germ also brought some body aches.  And just for fun, a very stuffy nose.  I suppose this could be Spring allergies . . . . but it feels like the work of some mean cold germs to me.

I’ve had enough of being sick.  I feel like I catch more than my fair share of the crud and I blame diabetes for that.  And to rub salt into the wounds, the stress of fending off those germs makes blood sugar management extra difficult.  My meter will back me up on that statement by showing that my readings ranged from 197 to 44 yesterday.

Got any tips for keeping the germs from attacking?  (ROAR)


  1. Hope you feel better soon! This seems to be a particularly bad winter for many of us. My family has battled far too many germs lately, and they just wreak havoc on my son's BG. Again, feel better soon! Hope this is the end of your germs!

  2. UGH...so sorry to hear that you have been so sick Karen. It does seem that you have had more than your fair share of crud this winter.

  3. not really. even this fanatical hand washing nurse gets sick too. I try to drown the bugs with fluids....good luck sweetie

  4. Oh that sucks, but I do like the photo illustration. :) My advice won't make you better tomorrow, but it might relieve some immediate stress. Use a Nettie Pot for your nose. It's incredibly awkward, but it works and it will clear out your head. I also use Airborne, an organic vitamin tablet that makes me feel better though it's not a cure-all. And of course, OTC meds are wonderful, but they will jack your blood sugar quite high. Good luck and feel better soon!

  5. it's too late to move to another location i guess and it's not practical. my cousins would tell me when we were younger that the reason some people are sickly is coz they don't go out much often. you can schedule regular activities that need you to be outdoors.


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