Right after Memorial day, I came down with an illness. I was sick for almost 2 weeks with multiple trips to the doctor to rule out pneumonia. It was diagnosed as severe bronchitis and warranted a dose of steroids to finally get rid of. It was one of my sickest moments and I was hoping to never have that again. Ever.
Fast forward to the end of summer, Labor Day being just a couple days ago. And I am sick again. With just about the same symptoms, just not as severe. Needless to say, I am not a happy camper.
What has me bummed the most is I don’t understand why I keep coming down with such illnesses. Yes I know that being a person with T1D, my immune system is compromised. But I have been trying to stay healthy, especially over the past 6-8 weeks. I have been exercising about 5 times a week, making healthier food choices, and adding a nutritious meal replacement shake to my diet. And yet I still got sick with not just a little head cold. Is diabetes really to blame? Would I be getting so sick otherwise? Do you feel like you get sick a lot too? I know I will get better but it’s been a week already and I’m frustrated with feeling so bad. Right now, I am hating this and wish there was something to blame.
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Sorry to hear that, girlie! Have you looked into mold/fungus in your house? They/it can cause really bad respiratory infections in anyone (non diabetics included). If this keeps happening you might want to look into it. Hope you are better soon! xoxoxo
How is your vitamin D level? I’m starting to think that it’s connected to everything!
Stacey, I feel your frustration. I had the same kind of thing happen to me from December to early May. Like you, I don’t get sick a lot, so it was very frustrating. I blamed it on cold, dry environments (I wasn’t getting out enough– either in the heat from the cold or in the AC from the heat & humidity). Hope you get better and this is the end of it.