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Cough, Cold, Congestion…and Diabetes?

Cough, Cold, Congestion…and Diabetes?

This article is for informational purposes only. Please consult with your MD before taking any cough and cold medications! During cough and cold season, the cold remedy aisle at the local supermarket or pharmacy is packed with people looking for a fix for their coughing, sneezing, sniffling and aching due to the common cold, virus, or flu. Sales of cough and cold syrup and cough drops soar. Tis the season to buy tissues! Be advised that many cough/cold syrups are made palatable by adding some form of sugar or carbohydrate. For those with Met A, the inclusion of carb has no great significance and allows the “spoonful of medicine” to go down. For those with Met B, this hidden carbohydrate can have major consequences regarding insulin release, fat gain, blood sugar readings, cravings…and all the symptoms of uncontrolled Met B. Liquid DayQuil and NyQuil contain significant carbs. A 2 Tbls dose contains 19 grams of carbohydrate! And that 19 grams of carbohydrate comes straight from pure sugar used to make the cough syrup taste more palatable. As we know, just being “under the weather” with a cough, cold, or flu causes blood sugar and insulin release to rise. If you are feeling sick for a few days, it is a great idea to temporarily retreat to Step 1. The rise in stress hormones caused by illness/healing automatically causes a rise in blood sugar, insulin release, and fat gain…cravings, too! Step 1 is a great safety net. If it’s just a mild cough, a slight runny nose….no problem. But if you are coughing, sneezing, head is aching, nose is running, joints are aching….you should consider a spoonful of Step 1. So, what to do about cough/cold medicines? Opt for the capsules or caplets! I think we feel that the “cough syrup” is more effective but, except for th Continue reading >>

Ricola Sugar Free Cough Drops Carbs

Ricola Sugar Free Cough Drops Carbs

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Cvs Health Sugar Free Menthol Cough Suppressant Drops

Cvs Health Sugar Free Menthol Cough Suppressant Drops

CVS Health Sugar Free Menthol Cough Suppressant Drops, Honey Lemon, 25CT Temporarily relieves: cough as may occur with a cold or inhaled irritants; occasional minor irritation and sore throat. Makes nasal passages feel cooler. Exchange Information: 1 drop = free exchange. 10 drops = 1 fruit. Frequent between-meal consumption o Adults and children 3 years of age and over: Allow 1 drop to dissolve slowly in mouth. May be repeated every two hours as necessary or as directed by a doctor. Children under 3 years: Ask a doctor. Sore throat warning: If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, swelling, nausea or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly. These symptoms may be serious. Ask a doctor before use if you have: persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema; cough accompanied by excessive phlegm (mucus). When using this product: do not exceed recommended dosage. Stop use and consult doctor if: cough persists for more than 7 days, tends to recur, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache; sore throat is severe, or irritation, pain and redness lasts or worsens; sore mouth does not improve in 7 days. These could be signs of a serious conditon. If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. Excessive consumption may cause a laxative effect. Continue reading >>

Sugar-free Cough Syrup Does Not Raise Blood Sugars

Sugar-free Cough Syrup Does Not Raise Blood Sugars

Sugar-free Cough Syrup Does Not Raise Blood Sugars People with diabetes should know that they have the option of treating their seasonal cold and flu symptoms with a sugar-free cough syrup. Most consumers dont even realize how much sugar is in many cough and cold medicines, not to mention many other unnecessary ingredients, says Gary M. April, president of Health Care Products, the company that manufactures Diabetic Tussin. Diabetic Tussin is the first and only cough and cold medicine formulated without sugar, sodium, alcohol, fructose, sorbitol, dyes and decongestants. It contains the active ingredients Guaifensin and Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide to control coughs and relieve chest congestion. A childrens formula and cough drops in cherry and menthol flavors are also available. Diabetic Tussin comes in liquid and soft gel, and is available at most major supermarkets and wholesalers throughout the country, including Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Kroger and Giant Foods. For more information on Diabetic Tussin, visit Health Care Products Web site at www.diabeticproducts.com, or call (800) 899-3116. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through Continue reading >>

Dealing With Cough In Diabetics

Dealing With Cough In Diabetics

A constant cough can be disruptive for any person but when it comes to diabetics, it does complicate matters. For starters, a person with diabetes cannot just reach out for any over the counter (OTC) cough syrup because it is likely to be rich in sugar. Secondly, the cough is often the result of a cold and this puts additional stress on the body, causing blood sugar levels to rise. Therefore, dealing with in diabetics requires much greater care and attention. Cold, cough and blood sugar – what’s the link? If the cough and cold is the result of an infection, the body seeks to combat it by releasing greater quantities of hormones to fight the infection. While this is good for people without diabetes, it can create complications for diabetic persons because, as the American Diabetes Association explains, these hormones interfere with the action of insulin in the body. Whether it is the natural insulin produced by the pancreas or the insulin a person receives as part of anti-diabetic therapy, this hormonal interference is likely to result in higher blood sugar levels.[1](Reference) If a diabetic person has and cold that lasts for more than a week, the chronically elevated blood glucose levels can lead to other complications such as where too much acid builds up in the blood.[4](Reference) This makes it even more crucial for diabetics to deal with their cough and cold symptoms at once, without waiting for it to go away on its own. Composition of cough products Like all pharmaceutical formulations, OTC cough syrups contain certain active ingredients (the actual drugs responsible for the therapeutic effect) and some inactive materials (solvents, coloring agents, flavoring agents and preservatives) that help to give a palatable and aesthetic product. Both active as well as Continue reading >>

Diabetes And Colds

Diabetes And Colds

Colds aren't fun for anyone, but if you have diabetes, all that sniffling and sneezing comes with an extra risk. When you're sick, there's a chance your blood sugar levels could go up. Some smart strategies can get you back on track. Why Is My Blood Sugar Going Up? When you have a cold, your body sends out hormones to fight the infection. The downside: That makes it hard for you to use insulin properly, and your blood sugar levels may rise. If you have type 1 diabetes and your blood sugar levels get hard to manage, it can lead to problems like ketoacidosis. That's a buildup of too much acid in your blood and it's potentially life-threatening. If you have type 2 diabetes, especially if you're older, very high blood sugar can bring on a serious condition called diabetic coma. How Often Should I Check My Blood Sugar? Check it at least every 3 or 4 hours when you're sick with a cold. If your levels aren't near your target, you can tweak your diabetes management plan -- your doctor may tell you to use more insulin if your blood sugar levels are too high. What Should I Eat and Drink? You may not feel hungry when you first get sick, but it's important to try to eat something anyway. You can have foods from your regular meal plan. The American Diabetes Association recommends you try to eat something with about 15 grams of carbohydrates every hour or so. Some foods to try: 3-ounce fruit juice bar 1/2 cup frozen yogurt 1/2 cup cooked cereal If you don't eat, your blood sugar might fall too low. *CGM-based treatment requires fingersticks for calibration, if patient is taking acetaminophen, or if symptoms/expectations do not match CGM readings, and if not performed, may result in hypoglycemia. Please see important risk and safety information. If you have a fever, vomiting, or diarr Continue reading >>

What Kind Of Cold Medicine Can Diabetics Take?

What Kind Of Cold Medicine Can Diabetics Take?

home / diabetes center / diabetes a-z list / what kind of cold medicine can diabetics take article What Kind of Cold Medicine Can Diabetics Take? Medical Author: Ruchi Mathur, MD, FRCP(C) Ruchi Mathur, MD, FRCP(C) is an Attending Physician with the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Associate Director of Clinical Research, Recruitment and Phenotyping with the Center for Androgen Related Disorders, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. My mother just found out she has diabetes. What can she take for a cough or cold, since most of the medicines have a lot of sugar? There are a few things I'd like to mention before I get straight to your answer. Ifyour mother's cough is accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever , chills , sore throat , or other systemic symptoms, she should be assessed by a physician. Likewise, is she is coughing up phlegm (sputum) that is thick, green, otherwise has color, or is excessive in amount, she should be seen by a doctor. In addition, if she identifies triggers, such as dander, or pollen , this may be more than a simple cough , and should be investigated. Finally, it is common sense that she and anyone with diabetes (or without diabetes , for that matter) should not smoke. There are over-the-counter remedies available without sugar , and if in doubt, your pharmacist should be able to point you in the right direction. In particular, Benylin Adult is sugar and alcohol free, and provides some relief from a non-productive (dry) cough. This should not be used in conjunction with MAOIs , in pregnancy or in nursing mothers. The active ingredient inthis formula is Dextromethorphan, and it is PPA (phenylpropanolamine) free. Another possibilityis Robitussin CF. This preparation has been re-formulate Continue reading >>

Cough Drop Safety While Youre Pregnant

Cough Drop Safety While Youre Pregnant

Maybe you have allergies and cant stop coughing, or perhaps you have a sore throat from a cold. You may normally reach for cough drops for relief, but now theres a catch: Youre pregnant. And are cough drops safe to take during pregnancy? Cough drops are sold over-the-counter without a prescription from your doctor. Theyre used for short-term relief of cough and sore throat. Most of the ingredients are likely safe to use during pregnancy, but their effects on pregnancy are not fully known. The active ingredient in most cough drops is menthol. Menthol helps treat a cough and sore throat by cooling your throat and reducing throat irritation. There are no studies that assess the safety of menthol during pregnancy. And unlike prescription drugs, OTC medications dont have a pregnancy category rating from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Therefore, the risks of menthol cough drops on pregnancy are not fully known. That said, there have not been any reports of negative effects on a pregnancy due to menthol use. To be safe, you should talk to your doctor before taking menthol cough drops during pregnancy. In addition to an active ingredient, some cough drop brands also contain natural herbs, such as: These herbs have no specific warnings for use during pregnancy. Still, its not known how they may affect a pregnancy. Be sure to ask your doctor before taking a cough drop that contains these herbs. Many cough drops also contain corn syrup or other sweeteners. Talk to your doctor before taking these drops if you have type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes , or if youre at risk for gestational diabetes. Corn syrup and other sweeteners can cause your blood sugar to rise, making your diabetes harder to manage. Before you turn to cough drops, your doctor may suggest other ways t Continue reading >>

Diabetes Friendly Lozenges For Sore Throat?

Diabetes Friendly Lozenges For Sore Throat?

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Diabetes Friendly Lozenges for Sore Throat? Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) Well-Known Member Ive woken up today with a really sore throat Before Diabetes Id reach for the Strepsils or Lockets, but Im guessing they are all packed with sugar. What are the best sugar free alternatives people use? Im ok with most sweeteners except saccharin, which I think spikes my blood sugars. Strepsil do a sugar free version. I think they are Strawberry flavoured. Gargle with some warm salt water..try not to swallow it.. Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) Well-Known Member Strepsil do a sugar free version. I think they are Strawberry flavoured. Oh brilliant, Strepsils were my favourite and strawberry flavour sounds good to me! Thank you! Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) Well-Known Member Gargle with some warm salt water..try not to swallow it.. May do that if I get desperate before I get to the chemist! May do that if I get desperate before I get to the chemist! Ditto @bulkbiker 's salt suggestion - also, if you're looking for something sugar free, unmedicated but incredibly soothing I can thoroughly recommend a teaspoon of Hartley's sugar free jelly crystals made into a hot drink with boiling water and a bit of cold water. It's really soothing for a scratchy throat. Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) Well-Known Member I use the cheapest regular salt.. not sure if Lo Salt would have the same impact so maybe the pink Himalayan if nothing cheaper like Saxa is available... you are too posh for me! Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) Well-Known Member I use the cheapest regular salt.. not sure if Lo Salt would have the same impact so maybe the pink Himalayan if nothing cheaper like Saxa is av Continue reading >>

Cvs Health Cough Drops Sugar Free Black Cherry

Cvs Health Cough Drops Sugar Free Black Cherry

CVS Health Cough Drops Sugar Free Black Cherry Temporarily relieves: cough associated with a cold or inhaled irritants; occasional minor irritation, pain, sore mouth or sore throat. Cools nasal passages, soothes sore throats. Sodium free; does not promote tooth decay. Frequent between-meal consumption of foods high in sugars and starches promotes tooth decay. The sugar alcohols in Isomalt do not promote tooth decay. Adults and children 3 years of age and over: Dissolve lozenge slowly in the mouth. Repeat every 2 hours as needed or as directed by a doctor. Children under 3 years of age: Ask a doctor. Exchange Information: 1 drop = free exchange. 9 drops = 1 fruit. Sore throat warning: severe or persistent sore throat or sore throat accompanied by high fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting may be serious. Consult a doctor right away. Do not use more than 2 days or give to children under 3 years of age unless directed by a doctor. Ask a doctor before use if you have: persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema; cough accompanied by excessive phlegm (mucus). Stop use and ask doctor if: cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious condition; sore mouth symptoms do not improve in 7 days. If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. Excess consumption may have a laxative effect. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Is Nothing To Sneeze At

Diabetes Is Nothing To Sneeze At

A common cold can have surprising effect on blood sugar level. Last fall, I saw a 51-year-old man in follow-up for steroid-exacerbated insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes. He had missed his last few appointments. The patient had been treated with 5 mg of prednisone daily for the past few months for autoimmune hepatitis. He reported a cough that had started two days prior to the visit. He had also noticed a drastic increase in his blood glucose levels. His fasting range was usually 146 mg/dL to 200 mg/dL, but was recently in the low 300s. His postprandial range was usually in the high 100s and low 200s, but over the past two days was in the high 200s and low 300s. His blood glucose level in my office was 364 mg/dL, which was three hours after his last meal. The patient had no diabetes complications. However, he was suffering from hypertension, hyperlipidemia and obesity, as well as autoimmune hepatitis. Other medical history consisted of pancreatic pseudocyst, nasal septum repair, cholecystectomy and a motor vehicle accident. His weight had been increasing steadily since initiating steroid treatment one year prior to seeing me. Review of systems was unremarkable, with the exception of a nonproductive cough and mild rhinorrhea. Medications included levemir (Insulin-Detemir, Novo-Nordisk) 60 U in the morning and 70 U at night; aspart 30 U to 45 U with meals (he had been trained to count carbohydrates, but was using his own parameters for dosing); and prednisone 5 mg daily. The patient was an accountant, had quit smoking 10 years ago, was not drinking alcohol and had a family history positive for type 2 diabetes in his father. Pertinent physical exam showed a blood pressure of 136/80 mm Hg, pulse 84, height 6’ 2”, weight 385 lb, BMI 49.4. He was afebrile and his general a Continue reading >>

Can I Use Cough Drops While Pregnant?

Can I Use Cough Drops While Pregnant?

Most women currently know that avoiding medicines while expectant is an excellent idea. Does that consist of staying clear of coughing decreases while expectant? These over the counter medicines could work wonders when you have a chilly, as well as they clearly typically arent a tablet that at some point makes its means via your body. Are cough goes down safe during pregnancy? Can You Take Coughing Decline While Pregnant? The most vital factor to keep in mind is to always speak to your physician prior to you begin taking any medicines, also those that are over the counter. This is vitally crucial, as while some drugs may be alright for a single person, they can be dangerous for another. Assuming your physician hasnt provided you any specific limitations on drugs, you may be interested concerning getting to for cough decreases while pregnant. The bright side is that the large bulk of coughing drops are safe while pregnant, if that they are made use of as directed. One of one of the most usual kinds of throat lozenge is the Halls brand name, which consists of some kinds of throat lozenge. Most of these consist of menthol as the key active ingredient, and some consist of traits like lemon oil as well as eucalyptus oil. Studies of expectant women with time have shown that coughing decreases of this type did not trouble their babies at all, as well as so it was risk-free to take them while pregnant. Actually, it may have been recommended, as coughing decreases are a better option than over the counter antihistamines as well as other medications that might have a negative result on the pregnancy. Some other brands, such as Sucrets or Ricola, have been questioned by clinical professionals. Some tell their individuals that Sucrets are alright. Ricola packing claims that it is Continue reading >>

Drugs That Can Raise Bg

Drugs That Can Raise Bg

By the dLife Editors Some medicines that are used for treating other medical conditions can cause elevated blood sugar in people with diabetes. You may need to monitor your blood glucose more closely if you take one of the medicines listed below. It’s important to note that just because a medicine has the possibility of raising blood sugar, it does not mean the medicine is unsafe for a person with diabetes. For instance, many people with type 2 diabetes need to take a diuretic and a statin to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. In these and many other cases, the pros will almost always outweigh the cons. Don’t ever take matters of medication into your own hands. Discuss any concerns you have with your healthcare provider. Certain Antibiotics Of all the different antibiotics, the ones known as quinolones are the only ones that may affect blood glucose. They are prescribed for certain types of infection. Levofloxacin (Levaquin) Ofloxacin (Floxin) Moxifloxacin (Avelox) Ciprofloxacin (Cipro, Cipro XR, Proquin XR) Gemifloxacin (Factive) Second Generation Antipsychotics These medicines are used for a variety of mental health conditions. There is a strong association between these medicines and elevated blood sugar, and frequent monitoring is recommended. Clozapine (Clozaril) Olanzapine (Zyprexa) Paliperidone (Invega) Quietiapine (Seroquel, Seroquel XR) Risperidone (Risperdal) Aripiprazole (Abilify) Ziprasidone (Geodon) Iloperidone (Fanapt) Lurasidone (Latuda) Pemavanserin (Nuplazid) Asenapine (Saphris) Beta Blockers Beta blockers are used to treat high blood pressure and certain heart conditions. Not all available beta blockers have been shown to cause high blood sugar. Atenolol Metoprolol Propranolol Corticosteroids Corticosteroids are used to treat conditions where th Continue reading >>

Cold Medicines That Are Safe For Diabetes

Cold Medicines That Are Safe For Diabetes

Searching for relief for your runny nose, sore throat, or cough? Many over-the-counter cough, cold, and flu remedies list diabetes as an underlying condition that may indicate you should leave the medication on the shelf. The warnings are clear: "Ask a doctor before use if you have: heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes." Unfortunately, your doctor is not along for the trip to the pharmacy. Because illness causes your body to release stress hormones that naturally raise blood glucose, you'll want to be sure that over-the-counter medications won't increase blood glucose levels, too. Simple Is Best for Cold Medicines Keep it simple by choosing an over-the-counter medication based on the types of ingredients proven to relieve your particular symptoms. Often a medication with just one ingredient is all you need to treat your symptoms rather than agents with multiple ingredients. "To choose the correct medication, take time to speak to a pharmacist," says Jerry Meece, R.Ph., CDE, of Gainesville, Texas. "The proper remedies may not only make you feel better, but also cut the length of the illness and possibly save you a trip to the doctor." Oral cold and flu pills are often a better choice than syrups with the same ingredients because the pills may contain no carbohydrate. If you decide to use a syrup, look for one that is sugar-free. If you can't find one, the small amount of sugar in a syrup will likely affect your blood sugar less than the illness itself, Meece says. Safe OTC Cold Medicines Various over-the-counter medications are designed to treat specific symptoms. Many pharmacists recommend these products for people with diabetes. Symptom: Cough Best option: Anti-tussive dextromethorphan (Delsym, Diabetic Tussin NT [includes acetaminophen, diphenhydramine]) Sympt Continue reading >>

Diabetic Tussin Cough Drops

Diabetic Tussin Cough Drops

Disclaimer: Most OTC drugs are not reviewed and approved by FDA, however they may be marketed if they comply with applicable regulations and policies. FDA has not evaluated whether this product complies. coughs as may occur with a cold or inhaled irritants occasional minor irritation and sore throat Sore throat warning: if sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, swelling, nausea or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly. These symptoms may be serious. persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema cough accompanied by excessive phlegm (mucus) cough persists for more than 7 days, tends to recur, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious condition. sore throat is severe, or irritation, pain or redness lasts or worsens Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. allow 1 drop to dissolve slowly in mouth. May be repeated every two hours as necessary or as directed by a doctor. Phenylketonurics: contains phenylalanine 2 mg per drop. product may be useful for diabetics on the advice of a doctor. * The dietary exchanges are based on the Exchange List for Meal Planning, 1995 American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association. acesulfame potassium eucalyptus oil, flavoring hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, isomalt, sucralose and water. Soybean oil used as a processing aid. Call: 1-800-899-3116, Mon-Thurs. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST, Fri. 9:00 am - 2:30 pm EST. Serious side effects associated with use of this product may be reported to this number. Labeler -Health Care Products (101196749) Registrant -Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. (101196749) Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provide Continue reading >>

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