I've been sick for two weeks with a sinus infection. It's been going around & takes a while to get over. For the first week, I toughed it out because antibiotics make me ill. For the last week, I've been on Clarithromycin 500 mg twice a day.
Since being ill, my BG has plummeted with lows of 30-50's, mostly mid-30's, including waking up low. I've lowered my bolus dose & basal (MDI) & still am low. I correct with glucose & am still low. I changed meters thinking it was kaput, but that didn't make a difference. Insulin isn't brand-new regarding being more potent. Haven't found anything about the antibiotic prescribed causing hypos.
Last night I didn't take a dinner injection & never got higher than 98. 98?! Made me want to rush out & eat pizza:) I've never had persistent lows when sick.
If the bug I caught is a gift that increases insulin sensitivity, I'll be happy to send vials of germs to the Tu D family:)