Although I received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on March 27th, a week later, on April 3rd, I started having a fever. The day before, my father had tested positive for COVID-19, so I assumed that I was positive too. The same day I went to do a test. Two days later, I received a positive result. Do you want to know how did COVID-19 affect my diabetes? Continue reading and find out.
When it comes to the symptoms, I had the following ones:
- Fever (between 38 ° C and 39.5 ° C)
- Muscle or body aches
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
After three days, I had a loss of taste or smell. My nose started to get stuffy. The temperature was rising and then falling, and I was constantly experiencing the previously mentioned symptoms.
How did COVID-19 affect my diabetes and me?
When I received the positive result, I was very scared, but I knew that another fight was ahead of me and I had to go away as a winner.
Unfortunately, the coronavirus had a negative effect on my diabetes, especially on the blood sugar levels. I knew that this will happen and somehow I was prepared for it. During the first days, they were constantly high, between 12 – 21 mmol / L. Before lunch and dinner, my blood sugar levels were in the range between 10-13 mmol / L.
After the fourth day, the blood sugar levels decreased and ranged from 8 to 12 mmol / L. It was very difficult for me to decrease it. Therefore, I was in constant contact with my endocrinologist.
After the 10th day, I managed to decrease the blood sugar levels and bring them in the range of 5-8 mmol / L before going to be. In the morning, the blood glucose levels were in the range of 7-11 mmol / L, while in the afternoon, they were in the range of 8-10 mmol / L.
After 3 weeks of fighting, I can say I won. I beat COVID-19! 🙂