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 was tested positive for COVID-19, so I assumed that I was positive on the virus too. The same day I went to do a test. Two days later, I received a positive result. Carry on reading and find out more about how did COVID-19 affect diabetes.
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.
Are you still wondering how did COVID-19 affect diabetes? In the next section, I will describe what I did in order to prevent developing serious complications. If you have any complications, consult your doctor about what to do.
Every morning was starting with a glass of lemonade. My blood sugar levels were usually higher, in the range of 12-19 mmol / L. Half an hour later, I had breakfast and after breakfast, I took the prescribed pills.
During the day, I drank between 5 and 6 litres of fluid. I was drinking tea, fresh juices, boiled water with onion. I also ate chicken soup.
Since I had a sore throat, I did inhalation 3 times a day. I put half a litre of water in a pot and added a spoonful of sea salt. After the water boiled, I removed the pot and added 2 drops of wild oregano.
I was checking my blood sugar at least 10 times a day. Since it was higher, I had to measure more often and make corrections with a bolus insulin. Fortunately, after the 5th day, I managed to bring it back to normal before bed (5-7 mmol / L.)