Lots of soup to get nutrition, keep you hydrated & to loosen the yucky stuff. Most soups, without noodles, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, shouldn’t have too bad an effect on BG.
Last cold I had I took extra Vit D3 & it was gone in a flash. Don’t know if it was coincidence. If you take large doses of Vit C, it will effect meter readings. Meter will read falsely lower.
I don’t take cold meds to know how they effect BG, but here’s two old-fashioned remedies that help me.
Mustard Plaster (works fast to help chest colds & is warm & comforting)
Mix dry Coleman’s mustard with water to make a thin paste (powdered mustard is in the spice section of any supermarket)
Spread on a paper towel. Put another paper towel on top.
Sandwich the paper towels in a bath towel.
Put on your chest or back.
This stuff is hot & loosens up mucus.
Tea Tree Oil–Vaporized
You can get pure tea tree oil in any health food store.
Put a few drops of tea tree oil in a large bowl of boiling water.
Breath in the vapors. You can tent your head with a towel to keep the steam from cooling off it too quickly.
Your nose will start running like crazy & you’ll be breathing better.
Hope you’re feeling better soon!